To day Sam Sharp complained of being sick. Albert was engaged all day hunting oxen. Weather clear & warm.
Meanwhile . . . on this date . . . the 18th day of May . . . in 1860 . . . in Chicago, Illinois . . . as a nearby cannon booms to mark the occasion . . . Abraham Lincoln is declared the Republican presidential nominee . . . among the other names on that ballot is Salmon P. Chase . . . who is a 5th cousin 6 times removed to the Keeper of this blog . . .