Many readers used their almanac as a journal, recording activity on their farm or births and deaths in their community. Some recorded important events of personal, local, or national significance, including natural disasters and political affairs. In these cases, the owners would sometimes bind their almanacs in special papers or in leather to preserve them. The two almanacs shown here, owned by Samuel R. (1745-1834) and Hannah Rodman Fisher (1764-1819), were both covered in contemporary wallpaper. In his 1777 almanac, Samuel Fisher records his imprisonment and exile to Winchester, Virginia for refusing, along with twenty-one other pacifist Quakers, to swear an oath of allegiance during the American Revolution.