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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Saturday, March 10th, 1860

To day we commenced to plant corn in the old ground with two plows running. In the evening Sam* Sharp & John Wootters came out from Crockett; Weather clear but cold. I paid Bill Hicks in cash $1. on a/c of rails.

*This Sam Sharp is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.

YAZOO DEMOCRAT [Yazoo City, MS], March 10, 1860, p. 3, c. 1. Our neighbor grows eloquent and witty over a grape vine chair, and talks also of "grape vine committees." She thinks that grape vines are better adapted for the manufacture of chairs and wicker work than for hanging Yankees with. She also hopes that because she happened to be born in the "good old Dutch city of Albany," she may not be made a victim of the "Grape Vine Committee." We have always had our opinion of Yankees, for our own part, and that is, that as long as they behave themselves they are as good as white people, and consequently, we are decidedly opposed to hanging innocent Yankees on grape vines.