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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Saturday, February 6th, 1864

To day Hicks finished covering in the cribs. The other boys killed and cleaned two hogs which weighed 256 pounds. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mothers [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to get some thread sized and warped. I ground 30½ bushels of corn. weather clear and cool with a hard frost at night.

*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Margaret is her daughter.

1 comment:

BeNotForgot said...

On the 6th day of February in the year 1864, the Confederate Congress votes to ban the circulation of U.S. currency in the Confederate states. By this point, the Confederate dollar's value had fallen to approximately one-fifth that of the U.S. dollar.