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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Saturday, October 31st, 1863

To day the boys finished sowing Wheat & Rye in the little field in front of the house. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] still at work on his shoes. I ground 3 bushels of wheat and went hunting. I succeeded in killing one duck. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] purchased from Mrs. Smith 8 lbs. of butter, for which she paid one dollar per lb. Weather clear & pleasant, but at night it clouded up and became quite cold & disagreeable. Thus I close the jotting of events that passed immediately around me and in which I had any interest, for the month of October.

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