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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tuesday, March 8th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the new ground. Hicks ground 27½ bushels of corn. I am at work in the garden sticking the english peas. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Roberta [Berta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up and remained all night. Weather changeable & warm. At night there was a considerable storm attended with thunder and lightning. It also hailed and rained.

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