Friday, December 16, 2005

December 17, 1804

Quaker undertaker Joseph Price of Lower Merion, PA, wrote in his diary:

[T]he Graining house blue up with between 4 & 50 barrel weight of Pow[d]er in it... two Men badly Burnt one Jumpt in Race, he not so bad to appearance the other's belley privates face head nay almost all over burnt Crispt, he Cant Live, in most Excruciateing pain from his Complaint, wanted Some of us to kill him, I told him he must not talk So but pray for patians...

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