Friday, May 23, 2014

Monday, May 23rd, 1864

To day the boys finished plowing the corn in the bottom field. Father [Joshua James Hall] sent up by Darby 14 hams, which weighed 192 lbs. for which I am to pay him in meal at the rate of one bushel of meal for five pounds of hams. I let him have 1½ bushels of meal on account. My daughter Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] was taken very sick with Cholera Infantum. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and remained all night. Capt. Peacock and servant also came and stopped for the night he is on his way to Liberty having completed his work at Parkers bluff. Hicks ground 6 bushels of corn. Weather clear and rather hot.

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