Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Friday, October 30th, 1863

To day the boys are at work sowing wheat in the little field in front of the house. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] is still at work on his shoes. The little Major [James Hall Sharp] & James [James Wrigley Hall] are both with severe colds. I ground 6 bushels of corn and killed two ducks. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] stopped in to see the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children as she returned from school. Weather changeable and cold with a hard frost and freeze at night, the ice forming full ½ inch thick.

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