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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tuesday, September 10th, 1861

To day I left Father's and moved up to the mill as my home until I should start for Liberty. I assisted Harwell in pecking the mill stones. Wm. Leaverton & his negro man came over and assisted us in raising and putting down the runner. weather changeable with occasional showers of rain & hot.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Monday, September 9th, 1861

To day I went up to the mill and while there learned that Mr. Bird had this morning shot Neily's negro man George in a very cowardly manner although he did not kill the negro. I made my arrangements to move up to the mill during the remainder of my stay up the Country. I returned to Father's in the evening. weather changeable & showery & very hot.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sunday, September 8th, 1861

I spent the entire day fishing but with little success. weather changeable & warm.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Saturday, September 7th, 1861

To day I drove the buggy with Mrs. Leaverton and Laura to their residence and as I returned got a bag of meal from the mill. weather changeable & very warm.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Friday, September 6th, 1861

To day I went fishing with very poor success. Mrs. Leaverton & Laura are still at Fathers and contemplate remaining for the day. weather changeable & warm.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thursday, September 5th, 1861

To day Father went in the buggy to the residence of Wm. Leaverton and brought Mrs. Leaverton & her daughter Laura down to the house where they remained all day. I went fishing with some little success. weather changeable & hot.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wednesday, September 4th, 1861

To day I rode my horse Hawk to Crockett to attend to some business & returned in the evening. weather clear & very hot.