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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tuesday, November 29th, 1864

To day the boys are at work hauling rails. I rode over to Mr. Keen's & to Mr. Dailey's in relation to the supplying the families of soldiers with subsistance for the next year. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] called by as they returned from a visit to Mrs. Bird's. Hicks ground 2½ bushels of wheat and 16½ bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and warm with a light shower of rain.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Monday, November 28th, 1864

To day the boys are at work hauling rails. I rode around to see the families of soldiers and take an account of what they require for their next year's supply. Hicks ground 4½ bushels of wheat & 12½ bushels of corn. Weather changeable, warm and very windy.
 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sunday, November 27th, 1864

To day I remained in the house writing up this note book. my mouth is still sore though some little better. Weather changeable and warm.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Saturday, November 26th, 1864

To day the boys are at work splitting rails. I am still confined to the house with the sore mouth. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the evening. Hicks ground 17 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy, windy and rather warm.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Friday, November 25th, 1864

To day the boys are at work splitting rails. I am still confined with the sore mouth. Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up after Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] who went home with him. I received my new jeans pants they being made of the cloth that I wove for myself. Hicks ground 3 bushels of wheat & 20 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & cold with misting rain.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thursday, November 24th, 1864

To day the boys are at work splitting rails. I am still confined with the sore mouth. Hicks is engaged making an axle tree for my little wagon. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] is still here. Col. Miller camped at the mills for the night, on his way to the wheat region. Weather cloudy and cold, with a rain at night.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wednesday, November 23rd, 1864

To day the boys are engaged chopping wood. I am still confined with the sore mouth. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] after some cloth. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came home with her. Hicks ground 23 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & cold with hard freeze and frost at night.