Monday, June 17, 2013

Wednesday, June 17th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work chopping out the bottom field. John is still over at Mr. Keen's shop with the wagon. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up & remained to dinner. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode up to Mrs. Beasley's to weigh some cotton. In the evening the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode out after blackberries and succeeded in getting a considerable quantity. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] & Jim [James Wrigley Hall] are confined with severe colds. I ground 3 bushels of corn and worked around the house. weather clear & hot. Ther: 88°.

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