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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Friday, October 21st, 1864

To day the boys are at work sowing Rye in the little field. Mrs. Bird spent the day with us. In the evening Father [Joshua James Hall], Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts], Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up on a visit. I made three surcingles for Mother, Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] went home with Mother and remained all night. Hicks ground 2 bushels of corn. Weather variable & cold, with a hard frost and freeze at night.

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