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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tuesday, March 12th, 1861

To day at 12 o'clock I started for Liberty in the buggy with the little woman and Florence and arrived in Crockett in good time. we remained there all night stopping at Lady Downes'. I employed Frank Stewart for the balance of the year at the rate of $200 per annum. I left John S. Harwell in possession of my mill, and also left Charley Hall there. Harwell is in possession of the mill under a written contract for the current year. weather clear & pleasant.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Monday, March 11th, 1861

To day Mother [Mahala] & Father [Joshua] came up to our house. I gave Father my fine double barrel shotgun. I sent Charley Hall to Mr. Lacy's for the small ? wagon, who returned with it in the evening. I am to give Lacy $100 for the wagon. Still at work in covering in the Mill house. Mother & the children remained all night. weather clear & pleasant.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sunday, March 10th, 1861

To day I went down to Mother's and had a settlement with her. I find that I advanced her upon 5 D/C the sum of $112.50 and upon our final settlement she fell in my debt $20.10. I gave to Father a power of attorney to manage and control my boy Albert. in the evening I returned home & found Charley Hall there. weather clear & pleasant.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Saturday, March 9th, 1861

To day I went to Crockett by the way of Wortham's mill. I contracted for a little wagon with Mr. Lacy. I paid Douglass, the assr. & collector the sum of $62.55 Mother's taxes. at home the hands are still at work on the mill house. I also returned home from Crockett in the evening. The mill ground 13½ bushels of meal. weather clear & rather warm.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Friday, March 8th, 1861

To day I went down to Father's and received from Frank Stewart the sum of one hundred dollars that he collected for me at Cairo. I paid five dollars for taking up Charley Lund's horse that he borrowed at Cairo, and sent him to Cairo by Frank Stewart. After dinner I returned home in company with Mother, Father also came up in the evening and I let him have 30$ in cash. weather was cloudy & occasional showers of rain. At night there was a frost.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thursday, March 7th, 1861

To day we are still at work on the Mill house. I ground 5 bushels of corn. weather clear & rather cold.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wednesday, March 6th, 1861

To day we are still at work on the Mill house. I paid Mrs. Bird $14.85 which amount I owed her for labor done upon the mill dam. weather clear but rather cold.