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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thursday, February 23rd, 1860

To day commenced laying the worm* of the fence. I employed Mr. TANNER & his son, who worked one half of this day at the rate of $1.25 per day for both. The weather was clear but the wind was strong from the North and made it quite cold with a heavy frost at night.

*Worm Fence -- A fence of crossed rails supporting one another and forming a zigzag pattern. Also called snake fence, Virginia fence.