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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday, October 23rd, 1860

To day I sent Bill to get some timber to make ox yokes. John Harwell & myself finished the Garden screen. John Harwell was taken sick in the evening with chills. weather clear & warm.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Monday, October 22nd, 1860

To day I surveyed for J.A. Williams on a/c of W.H. Beazley 40 acres of land out of Sec. 19. Still at work on the garden screen. weather clear & warm.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sunday, October 21st, 1860

To day John Harwell went to church. Mother & Father came up to see the little woman & new edition. They returned in the evening. weather clear & warm in the day. cool towards night and considerable frost.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saturday, October 20th, 1860.

To day Mrs. Bird, Mrs. Leaverton, Father and the 2 children came to see the little woman and the new responsibility. all remained to dinner, after which they all went home & Rachael came to to nurse the little woman. Still at work on the garden screen. weather clear & warm in the day but cold at night with a hard frost.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Friday October 19th, 1860

To day the little woman after much difficulty, tribulation and vexation was delivered of a female child at 7 o'clock a.m. weighing 10½ lbs. there being present Mother, Mrs. Bird & myself, assisted by Rachael & Louisa. hands still at work on the garden screen. Mr. McDaniel & Jo Wright came to see me, and participated in a social glass, the toast being the new "responsibility." Mother remained all night and the rest left for home. weather clear, but rather cool with a frost at night.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 18th, 1860

To day we are still at work on the garden screen. Mother came up and carried Roberta home, who had been staying with us for some time. Albert brought all the gears home. weather clear & warm.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wednesday, October 17th, 1860

To day I commenced to build a garden screen. Albert went for the wagon & hauled one load of shingles & returned the oxen to the field. weather clear & rather warm.