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23rd∙11m∙1838. [23 NOV 1838]
Died in Ghent, near Hudson, formerly
of this place
John Macy formerly of this place;
and great grandson of Thomas Macy whose family
was the first English that settled on Nantucket.

He was in the 91st year of his age, and the oldest
Macy that we have any account of. He had 19
children, 54 Grandchildren, and 59 Great grand
children; of whom were living at the time of his
death 11 children, 37 Grandchildren and 47

19th∙1m∙1839∙ [19 JANUARY 1839]
Day weather continues in a most remarkable
manner. Such a drought never was know [KNOWN] at this
season of the year. We have ^had some light showers
but very little on the whole. Many people are
quite out of rain water, even such as have Cisterns
and are obliged to bring their water to wash with
from the springs, such such an instance had never
been noticed in the first month of the year.

It is likely that many wells will be out of
water before the springs rise. . .

The weather also continues uncommonly moderate
generally sufficiently cold to freeze the streets
but very moderate on the whole. Carpenders &
Painters are daily at work in the open air --

No snow to obstruct the out doors business.

16th. [16 JANUARY]
The Brig Halcion, Donnall, of and from Bath
for Charleston S.C struck in the Point rip, beat
of over the Rip during the night and went ashore to
the eastward of Great Point Light next morning;
Crew and part of the cargo (bricks and hay) saved.
Vessel bilged. The Brig and the Cargo were sold
yesterday (19th) Bid off by Jos. [JOSEPH] H Nickeron [NICKERSON] a ^

20th∙1m∙ [20 JANUARY]
Last night the wind came at NW and blew a
violent gale, it look more like Winter than
it had been. This And the cold increase rapidly

This morning, the Therm [THERMOMETER] stood 6 ° .

Schoon [SCHOONER] Enterprize S Swain arriv'd [ARRIVED] this morning from
Boston. had met with some damage & almost coverd [COVERED]
with Ice. Abel Hays - and Geo. [GEORGE] Washington left
at the same not yet arrived, both in sight

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