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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,Fair and warm-very dry weather. I had Shoat killed & sent to Wm Bell & W.Stewart p/r George, it weighted whole 24 lb Nett. J.Taylor came this morning and drew off most of his Whisky into two small casks- he & M.Biggers quart whisky he pd for- Lent a bottle. Went in evening to J.Taylor's-Mrs. burnley, Mrs. Howard, Reuben Smit's wife, Nacy Miller, J.Taylor jr's wife & Reuben Newman were there.
18, Fair and warm, Pulling up hem yesterday & to day, very ripe. Staid at home. Got some acme Cheatnuts-sorry.
19, Cloudy day, with mist and cool. C.Taylor's Girl got 5 lb Lard-and asked me to diner at O.T's. J.Taylor came early, empitied the Cask Whisky was in and had it carried by Grandison to Court house-he did not stay breakfast. Wm Martin got a Oammnon of Bacon & paid for it 10/6. I went to O.Taylor's. Mrs. Blair & Betsy Shepard dined there. C.Tayor got home in the evening from Col.T.Barbour's, his wife was very ill. Frank says Mr. John Henoher was there & looked at my young Oxen.
20, Cloudy morning without rain, fair afternoon & warm. Had Sweet patatoes put into a hole under the Fodder shelter. Mostly planting roots- some larger at this end.
21, Sunday, A little rcg in morn, fair warm & very dry. I went to C.Tayor's to diner, J.Taylor & family (except J.Tayor jr), Nancy Smith & J.T jr's wife were there. Nancy & Sally Miller in the evening.
22, Fair smoky, warm morning. Hazy & thin clouds in the evening. Reuben Taylor called here. I rode with him to Court, we got Plats from Richarch C.Webb for the lands he surveyed for us the 8th instant- mine 31 acres. R'n Taylor's 45 1/4 & 33. We gave the plats to G.C.Taylor to carry to Register's office. I paid Webb 33/6, his charge of fees &c, & got bill- I paid James Blair for Bar'1 herrings & 1 lb Salts 30/- Paid James McNeil in part for Smith's acco't 30/- Paid for calf skin in part of his account $3.0.0. Rec'd of Wm Steward for Shoat sent him the 17th=24 1b. 12/- James Taylor Resigned the Office of County Court Clerk and George C.Taylor was appointed Clerk, gave bond to which I was security in 3,000 dollars for performance &c.
23, Tuesday, A little shower of rain last night- windy, clear, and very dry weather. I sent Frank to Mr. Johnathan cowherd's & got 19 1/2 lb Tallow- Sent my Cart to J. McNeal's Shop to have irons put on it. Davy rinished making shoes-11 pair made. Began to gather corn.
From the Taylor diary, # 1907-z in the Southern Historical Collection.
University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill. For Reference Only: Permission to
publish must be requested. Warning: Most manuscripts are protected by copycat.

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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,Fair and warm-very dry weather. I had Shoat killed & sent to Wm Bell & W.Stewart p/r George, it weighted whole 24 lb Nett. J.Taylor came this morning and drew off most of his Whisky into two small casks- he & M.Biggers quart whisky he pd for- Lent a bottle. Went in evening to J.Taylor's-Mrs. burnley, Mrs. Howard, Reuben Smit's wife, Nacy Miller, J.Taylor jr's wife & Reuben Newman were there.
18, Fair and warm, Pulling up hem yesterday & to day, very ripe. Staid at home. Got some acme Cheatnuts-sorry.
19, Cloudy day, with mist and cool. C.Taylor's Girl got 5 lb Lard-and asked me to diner at O.T's. J.Taylor came early, empitied the Cask Whisky was in and had it carried by Grandison to Court house-he did not stay breakfast. Wm Martin got a Oammnon of Bacon & paid for it 10/6. I went to O.Taylor's. Mrs. Blair & Betsy Shepard dined there. C.Tayor got home in the evening from Col.T.Barbour's, his wife was very ill. Frank says Mr. John Henoher was there & looked at my young Oxen.
20, Cloudy morning without rain, fair afternoon & warm. Had Sweet patatoes put into a hole under the Fodder shelter. Mostly planting roots- some larger at this end.
21, Sunday, A little rcg in morn, fair warm & very dry. I went to C.Tayor's to diner, J.Taylor & family (except J.Tayor jr), Nancy Smith & J.T jr's wife were there. Nancy & Sally Miller in the evening.
22, Fair smoky, warm morning. Hazy & thin clouds in the evening. Reuben Taylor called here. I rode with him to Court, we got Plats from Richarch C.Webb for the lands he surveyed for us the 8th instant- mine 31 acres. R'n Taylor's 45 1/4 & 33. We gave the plats to G.C.Taylor to carry to Register's office. I paid Webb 33/6, his charge of fees &c, & got bill- I paid James Blair for Bar'1 herrings & 1 lb Salts 30/- Paid James McNeil in part for Smith's acco't 30/- Paid for calf skin in part of his account $3.0.0. Rec'd of Wm Bell for Shoat sent him the 17th=24 1b. 12/- James Taylor Resigned the Office of County Court Clerk and George C.Taylor was appointed Clerk, gave bond to which I was security in 3,000 dollars for performance &c.
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From the Taylor diary, # 1907-z in the Southern Historical Collection.
University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill. For Reference Only: Permission to
publish must be requested. Warning: Most manuscripts are protected by copycat.