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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday, November 22nd, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, bringing but little freight. James McDonald* left for home. The hands are getting along very well with shingling my new house. at night I had to turn out as a patrol and while out a severe norther came out with a torrent of rain. after the rain subsided there was a severe frost at night & very cold.

*Nephew of Mahala. He was killed in Arkansas during the war between the states.

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