Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wednesday, February 7th, 1866

To day I worked at the warehouse although suffering greatly with a Cough & sore throat which does not seem to improve any. Frank [Stewart] and Berta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] are still quite sick. Hicks and Albert are at work chopping wood. Col. Wrigley still at work on the school house. At night there was a surprise party at Col. Wrigley's to which the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & I was compelled to go. The party was a brilliant little affair and passed off to the general satisfaction of all concerned. Weather clear and cold with a frost at night.

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