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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Monday, September 29th, 1862

To day I went in company with Wm. Leaverton up to John Smiths in hunt of cotton but returned without purchasing any. In the evening we went up to the mill & while there received from J.H. Leaverton 113 Bushels of corn. weather clear & rather hot.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sunday, September 28th, 1862

To day I went in Company with the little woman, Nellie*, Laura & Roberta fishing. we had fine success having caught over 100. Mr. & Mrs. Bird spent the day at Fathers. weather clear & hot. [*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.]


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saturday, September 27th, 1862

To day I sold to D.L. Burton seven beeves belonging to the little woman for $140. Charley Beasley came over to Father's & from him I contracted to purchase some cotton. William Leaverton with the boys assisted D.L. Burton in driving his beeves out to Mustang Prairie, at which place they arrived safe & returned in the evening. weather clear & rather hot.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Friday, September 26th, 1862

To day I went up to the mills in the buggy in company with William Leaverton & while there measured out eight bushels of corn. The boys are busy driving up beeves to put into a drove. late in the evening we returned to Fathers. weather clear & hot.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thursday, September 25th, 1862

To day Joe went with 2 yoke of oxen after my little wagon & returned with it in the evening. The boys with Father went in hunt of a beef with poor success. I amused myself picking cotton. weather changeable & rather hot.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wednesday, September 24th, 1862

To day Father and the boys went out in hunt of a beef. Wm. Leaverton returned from the Saline, having left my little wagon on the road. I amused myself picking cotton. weather cloudy and rather hot with prospects of rain.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tuesday, September 23rd, 1862

To day I loaned my little wagon to Father, and Wm. Leaverton started with it up to the saline after the pots left there. I amused myself picking cotton. weather changeable and hot.