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1798.
October,
Diary of Francis Taylor, 1798.
24 [374]
11, Thursday, fair morning, Hazy evening, very dry weather. Finished putting in Rye. 5 3/4 Bushels sown, Had a Shoat killed and sent p/r George to Wm Bell 27 lb N't. Mr. John Howard rode to gate, informed me he was going to burn Mrs. Burnley's, and asked me to go- I walked there. Maj'r Moore, Mr. J. Howard, Nancy & Sally Miller dined there. Had some broken off ears of corn picked up.
12, Cloudy, some drops rain, a light rain at night. J. Taylor sent & got 3 lb butter, rec'd 3/- Had the broken off Corn Shocked, also some gathered towards the Tabacco house it was measured, a little over 2 Hinds.
13, Cloudy- a few drops of rain. Sent 2 Bgs-6 Bus' Corn & got meal from Madison's Mill. Reu Taylor called on me, I went to Gen' 1 Muster at Court house with him- The day being cloud, not a rull meeting. I paid John Atkins for a straw hat-which is at Maj'r Moore's 3/- Rec'd of Wm Bell for a Shoat sent him the 11th, 13/6. He groes were digging their potatoes.
14, Cloudy without rain, cool. I went to J.Taylor's- Rd. Noel & wife dinned there. J.T. jr, his wife & Nacy Taylor were at Aunt taylor's -- [Sunday]--
15, Cloudy but no rain. I staid at home. M.Biggers planked the body of the new Cart and dined here.
16, Tuesday, Fair warm and dry. J. Taylor walked here, but did not stay for diner. Had patatoes of both sorts dug-but rew Iriah. Capt James Burton had been to C.Taylor's, who was from home, he wanted him to visit a sick son, he dined with me and staid till morn, & went went again to C.Taylor's early 17th.
17,
18, Fair and warm, Pulling up hem yesterday & to day, very ripe. Staid at home. Got some acme Cheatnuts-sorry.

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1798.
October,
Diary of Francis Taylor, 1798.
24 [374]
11, Thursday, fair morning, Hazy evening, very dry weather. Finished putting in Rye. 5 3/4 Bushels sown, Had a Shoat killed and sent p/r George to Wm Bell 27 lb N't. Mr. John Howard rode to gate, informed me he was going to burn Mrs. Burnley's, and asked me to go- I walked there. Maj'r Moore, Mr. J. Howard, Nancy & Sally Miller dined there. Had some broken off ears of corn picked up.
12, Cloudy, some drops rain, a light rain at night. J. Taylor sent & got 3 lb butter, rec'd 3/- Had the broken off Corn Shocked, also some gathered towards the Tabacco house it was measured, a little over 2 Hinds.
13, Cloudy- a few drops of rain. Sent 2 Bgs-6 Bus' Corn & got meal from Madison's Mill. Reu Taylor called on me, I went to Gen' 1 Muster at Court house with him- The day being cloud, not a rull meeting. I paid John Atkins for a straw hat-which is at Maj'r Moore's 3/- Rec'd of Wm Bell for a Shoat sent him the 11th, 13/6. He groes were digging their potatoes.
14, Cloudy without rain, cool. I went to J.Taylor's- Rd. Noel & wife dinned there. J.T. jr, his wife & Nacy Taylor were at Aunt taylor's -- [Sunday]--
15, Cloudy but no rain. I staid at home. M.Biggers planked the body of the new Cart and dined here.
16, Tuesday, Fair warm and dry. J. Taylor walked here, but did not stay for diner. Had patatoes of both sorts dug-but rew Iriah. Capt James Burton had been to C.Taylor's, who was from home, he wanted him to visit a sick son, he dined with me and staid till morn, & went went again to C.Taylor's early 17th.