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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monday, January 30th, 1860

To day I went to Crockett and purchased at the sale of _____ of Frank HALL's estate: two wagons, one _____ _____ (wagon) LEAVITT the other a horse wagon for which I gave my note with J.M. COLEMAN & Frank? STEWART as my securities payable for the first of January next for the sum of [$182?]. Albert still at work in the clearing. weather warm with light rain all day.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sunday, January 29th, 1860

To day negro Bill split [300?] rails and Darby split 63 rails for me in the clearing. weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Saturday, January 28th, 1860

Still at work in the clearing. No other _____ to record to day. weather clear. wind from the South but very cool.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friday, January 27th, 1860

To day Mr. WHITLEY brought home the two yokes of oxen I traded for several days ago. I paid him [20$?] on [acct.?] of the same; still owe him [80$?]. Still at work in the clearing, though but slowly. weather clear but cold with strong winds out of the North. at night a heavy black frost.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 26th, 1860

To day Mr. RENFRO visited the house for the purpose of renting the lower field, which he _____ upon the following terms 1/3 of the corn & 1/4 of the cotton raised thereon, and he to receive one dollar per hundred for all new rails split and _____ into the fence. I had not been able to chop this day on consequence of a pain _____ in my right shoulder blade. Still however at work in the clearing. weather cold with the wind from the North, and very cloudy.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wednesday, January 25th, 1860

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in company of her Mother* [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] went in the buggy to Hall's bluff to purchase some earthenware, and while there purchased 30 gals. of ware consisting of 1 jug & 4 jars. she also brought me home a box of oysters which were very acceptable. Still at work in the clearing. weather very warm & cloudy with good prospects for rain.

*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tuesday, January 24th, 1860

To day old man KEEN visited the house with his son William to arrange their corn matters. still at work in the clearing with some hope of getting through chopping this week. Weather to day is very warm and cloudy.