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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tuesday, April 12th, 1864

To day I was compelled to stop the boys from planting corn and put them to work on the levee. I succeeded in getting the leak stopped, when I ground 11 bushels of wheat & 3 bushels of corn. Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up and I vaccinated Pet [Florence Mahala Hall], also the negro children. Three soldiers stopped for the night. Weather changeable & cool.

*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.

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