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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tuesday, March 27th, 1860

To day I went to Crockett in company with Mr. Williams. we arranged our affairs and returned in the evening. at home Mr. Tanner finished stocking the plow and the hands went to work in the new ground. Weather clear & cold. at night we had another killing frost.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Monday, March 26th, 1860

To day Sam* Sharp & Albert went after the mules and found them some 6 or 8 miles off. I sent to the Mill and got 3 bushels of meal. Weather cold & cloudy all day but cleared off at night, and we had a killing frost.

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


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sunday, March 25th, 1860

To day negro boy Dick went to Crockett for Sam* Sharp who came out in the evening. Bill split 132 rails. The two mules run off. Weather cloudy with a strong North wind blowing which made it very cold by night.

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


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Saturday, March 24th, 1860

To day I moved my negroes home. Mr. Tanner bundled ? some augers & chisels. we clear up & fixed for planting a potato patch. weather clear & pleasant. I executed my note to Herndon's adms. ? for $137.75 for purchases made at the sale, due and payable 12 months, with W.A. Stewart & James Collins, ? as my securities.

YAZOO DEMOCRAT [Yazoo City, MS], March 24, 1860, p. 1, c. 5. Kitchen Memoranda. -- Potatoes to be washed -- meat to be put to soak -- lamps to fill -- knives to scour -- furniture to be dusted -- silver to be polished -- front entry to be washed -- beds to be made -- apples to be pared -- flour to sift -- shirts to be ironed -- dishes to be washed -- beets to be cleaned -- carpets to be swept -- fires to be tended -- dinner to get -- pig to be fed -- pudding to be made -- a run to the store -- front door to tend -- children to be waited on -- baby's frock to be washed -- stockings to be darned -- button to be sewed on the shirts -- skirts to be done up -- tea to get -- griddle cakes -- doughnuts, custards, ginger bread, preserves -- dishes to clear away -- company -- meetings -- bed time. What merchant, politician or president has a longer list of daily avocations than the good housewife; and yet how little are they considered. The hard and constant fatigue of the mother should elicit a deep sympathy, and a more strenuous effort to lighten her burdens. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 23rd, 1860

To day I went to Crockett to fix the papers in the mill trade but upon arriving there done nothing and returned home in the night. The hands are knocking of the corn rows. Weather cloudy with hard showers of rain and very unpleasant.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thursday, March 22nd, 1860

To day my wagon got within 3 miles of home, when Isaac Tanner turned loose the steers & came home. It then took me until 13 o'clock in the night to return & get the wagon home. The hands finished breaking out the middles. weather clear & pleasant.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wednesday, March 21st, 1860

To day I sent my wagon to town [Crockett] for some articles. In the evening I went and saw John Williams and took the upper Mills back at the price of $4000. He paying $1600 for the time he occupied them. Weather clear & pleasant.