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8: o clock
A good day. Ben worked on the drill all the morning. Got it work [sic] so he could make it do. He finished [?] the field around the straw stacks. Jim stripped tobacco. All of them are tying tonight. The[y] put some on Mr Bookers waggon this evening to go to Gretna in the morning. The children went to school. Nellie nursed most of the day. I got dinner. I cooked turnip salit and potatoes. I gathered some butter beans this evening and dug and washed some sweet potatoes. Tonight I have bathed thinking I may to to Danville in the morning with the Reynolds.