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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thursday, February 16th, 1860

To day negro Dan, went to Crockett and brought me 1½ gals. of Whiskey, 3 Plows, 3 prs. trace chains, 1 pr. hames, 1 pot & 1 spider. Still clearing. weather warm but cloudy with prospects for rain.

  • Hames :: used to connect the collar to the harness, hames are metal or wooden and come in a variety of styles
  • Spider :: a cast-iron frying pan, flat bottomed, slant sided, and three-legged
  • Trace Chains :: used to connect an animal's harness to a vehicle