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Friday, July 4, 2014

Monday, July 4th, 1864

To day I kept the boys home to attend around the house. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up to see Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] who is still very very sick and sinking rapidly under his disease. mother remained for the night. Dr. Murchison came to see Jimmy but after prescribing he left. Laura [Leaverton] & Isabella [Downes] called in to see Jimmy but did not stop long. Louisa & Wolf were both taken with fever. Billy Stewart came out from Crockett & stopped with me for the night. he handed me 360$ sent to me by Billy Wingfield. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 90°.

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