Monday, November 4, 2013

Wednesday, November 4th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John is still at work in the new ground. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode over to Mr. Keen's to have the mill pecks upset in order to peck the flour mill. we commenced working upon them but made slow progress in consequence of them being so infurnal hard. Mr. Hallmark left early in the morning. Billy Stewart is still with us. Mr. George Numsen, Sylvester Hall and Sam Peacock came out from Crockett ducking but of course they had no luck. they all remained for dinner, after which they left for Crockett except Mr. Numsen who remained at night. I ground 20 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & back after some candles. weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain.

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