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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tuesday, September 5th, 1865


To day I employed the negro man Ned Smith & put him to work plowing up the garden in order to sow some turnip & raddish seeds. I worked a little around the house. My boil is still improving and I am now able to sit down a little. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove up town after some sugar. We received letters from the up Country, that is, from our relatives at the mills, in which they informed us that our wagons were on the eve of starting down and that we might soon expect them. Weather cloudy & hot with occasional showers of rain.

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