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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tuesday, May 22nd, 1860

The hands still in the corn, and I made a load with the Cart to the mill place. Sam Sharp still sick. weather changable & warm.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Monday, May 21st, 1860

To day the hands commenced to lay by the corn. I carried one load in the cart to the mill place. Sam Sharp still sick. Weather changable & warm.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sunday, May 20th, 1860

To day I employed Negroes Bill & Albert to assist me in moving & made 2 more loads. Weather changable & warm. Sam Sharp still stick.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Saturday, May 19th, 1860

To day Frank Stewart went to Crockett for me in the Cart after the articles there. we commenced to move to the mill place, and carried five loads, meeting with an accident in letting the molasses barrel fall from the wagon. weather clear & warm.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thursday, May 18th, 1860

To day Sam* Sharp complained of being sick. Albert was engaged all day hunting oxen. Weather clear & warm.

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

Meanwhile . . . on this date . . . the 18th day of May . . . in 1860 . . . in Chicago, Illinois . . . as a nearby cannon booms to mark the occasion . . . Abraham Lincoln is declared the Republican presidential nominee . . . among the other names on that ballot is Salmon P. Chase . . . who is a 5th cousin 6 times removed to the Keeper of this blog . . .

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thursday, May 17th, 1860

To day Sam Sharp returned from Crockett. We went up and cleaned the mill place. weather clear & very warm.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wednesday, May 16th, 1860

To day Sam Sharp went to Crockett. In the morning we set out potato slips. In the evening we went up to clean out the Mill residence. weather changable & warm.