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Monday, October 21, 2013

Wednesday, October 21st, 1863

To day the boys are preparing the mill field to sow in barley & wheat. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I had a great deal of trouble with the mill balance iron having to raise the mill rocks several times. we however succeeded in grinding 16½ bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. and children rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and remained there all night. weather cloudy & cold with indications of rain and a strong North wind blowing.

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