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5th month 1870

3rd3rd Wm and Evan cutting a mawling rails
in morn Andrew & self hawling cord wood
which Evan cut. After dinner hawled
two loads of rails cut by same and
one saw log to mill. Father & men
cutting logs in afternoon. Clear.

4th 4th I harrowing corn field back, Father &
Evan putting up set of bars out there etc.
Raining after dinner, Evan away.
Wm boring posts Andrew got10.25 lbs
of Excelsior from Wm S Bond.

5th 5th I laying off corn ground, Josh rubbed
it ahead of me, then harrowed part of
16 acre field Evan Wm Andrew &
Father working about house. Clear.

6th 6th Evan Andrew & boys & self planting
corn all day Father in garden, Wm
harrowing 16 acre field. Clear. Rain all night

7th 7th Father Wm & self hawled load of rails
& saw log. Wm in morn. Evan &
Andrew picking up stone in field bet
Sunnyside & here in morn, Evan
away after dinner on trial, Father
with him. Wm assisted by andrew
getting his lot ready for planting.
I mending wheelbarrow. Clear till 4 PM when it rained
[in margin: Mr Kidalls lecture on Hugenots of Florida]

1st 8th I at home part of morn over to Grandfathers
to dinner & to Uncle Bobs to tea

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The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used to measure firewood and pulpwood in the United States and Canada. A cord is the amount of wood that, when "racked and well stowed" (arranged so pieces are aligned, parallel, touching and compact), occupies a volume of 128 cubic feet (3.62 m3).