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Monday, September 2, 2013

Wednesday, September 2nd, 1863

To day the boys are still at work hauling logs to build the cotton house. Hicks is at work building another tar kiln which he fired and it is turning out very well. I ground 2½ bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to spend the night and Roberta [Berta Downes Halyard nee Hall] went home with her. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went out hunting but had no success. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] had another chill and fever, which makes the little fellow look very bad. weather clear and exceedingly hot.

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