8th month 1869
7th 21st I went up to Ashton to get my shoes
mended. Father sick. Ben hawling
sand in morning after dinner
cut wood till 4PM when he got
ready for camp. I wormed peach
trees and went to Uncle Bobs to
club in eve. After tea Clara gave
me a dancing lesson. Quite a
large cloud in the west in eve
but it all went round to South
Everything suffering for rain as
it has been for a month past.
[in margin: Thermometer 98]
1st 22 Ben had horses & wagon
at Camp. None of us at
2nd 23 Ben & self cleaning out the sink
Father Gray & brother fixing up the
cidar mill. paid Gray $4.25.
Ben & self went to woods & got a
poplar pole for trough. got it
hewed out in the evening.
3rd 24 I waiting on Mother Father & Ben
hawling wood at 11AM we measured
up 11.30 bushels of wheat which I
took down to Burnt Mills & got $1.45
brought back 8 bushels of feed.
as we came up in the evening we saw
a splendid meteor. Ben cutting wood
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