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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Saturday, November 17th, 1860

To day Mother came up & remained all night after going home in the morning. we ground 14 bushels of corn. Florence is still sick. weather clear & warm.

1 comment:

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . HARRISON FLAG [MARSHALL, TX], November 17, 1860, p. 2, c. 1. Secession Flag.— While we write, (Friday morning,) a pole is being peeled on the Public Square just in front of our office, which is to be raised, as soon as prepared, we are informed, for the support and display of a disunion flag. The secessionists here think the news received warrant the belief of Lincoln's election. News received on Thursday evening leads to the conclusion that Bell carried a majority of the northern states. This is too much for disunionists to stand, therefore, as a pastime they betake to pole raising. It is pretty hard to stand, considering that they contend they proved Bell to be an abolitionist, to grant which and the truth of the rumor as to the election, the abolition doctrine prevailed North and South. Instead of pole raisings the slanderers of John Bell had better be seeking forgiveness for sins committed.