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Monday, July 22, 2013

Wednesday, July 22nd, 1863

To day the boys are still splitting rails to finish enclosing the mill field. Martin with the wagon & 5 yoke of oxen loaded with five bales of cotton started for Huntsville. John went down to Fathers [Joshua James Hall] to work. I ground 6 bushels of wheat and 6½ bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still very sick. Dr. Murchison came to see her. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick, but still improving. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] was again taken with fever. I had a chill and fever myself. Billy Stewart, John Miller and Robert Stewart came out from Crockett on a fishing excursion and camped on the bank of the creek. weather changeable and warm with strong indications of rain. Ther: 93°.

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