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Friday, August 5, 2011

Monday, August 5th, 1861

To day I went up town in company with Charley Lund to attend the general election for state officers. after voting we returned to the store. but little business doing. Sam Sharp still sick but somewhat better. weather clear in the morning but very hard rain all the evening with Ther. standing at 88°

1 comment:

benotforgot said...

On this date in 1861 . . . in order to help pay for the war effort, the United States government levies the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800; rescinded in 1872) . . . the United States Army abolishes flogging . . .