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1799,
February,
13, Clear mild morning, Change hazy windy fair day evening. John Taylor came here
to breakfast. A Negro Waggoner (John Hites) brought me a Bar'l Tar & Frying pan
I paid him for carriage 3/- brought also & left here Sundry things for Maj'r
James Taylor, who came and carried them away in my Cart- I paid the Waggoner
10/6 which J. Taylor jr repaid for bringing up his things- The Waggon had thing
for John Taylor which he carried to his mother's. Reuben Taylor came here from
J. Taylor's after they were gone. I paid & settled with him for the Articles
he bought for me at Fredericksburg $3.18.6 & 4/6 for 2¾ lb Steel I had of his
at James McNeils Shop. $4.3.0- He went away before dinner. Took out 3d Hhd
Corn from New Corn House- 2 Hhds was taken out the 8th for M. Atkins.
Malachi Atkins sent Cate & got a quart Whisky. About 2 o'clock(afternoon) the
Dwelling house of Ch's Taylor was discovered to be on fire on the roof, it
being very dry and a strong South wind prevented any chance of putting out
the fire so that the house was totally burned- C. Taylor & family were at J.
Taylor's- My Overseer & 4 Negroes with sundry others assisted to get out the
greatest part of the Beds, Cloathing &c which were preserved- C. Taylor came
here & got my Cart to bring part of his furniture &c which w'th some of G.C.
Taylor's was received in my house- C. Taylor went to J. Taylor's- G.C. Taylor
came & staid with me.
14, Clear windy mild morn. Clouds afternoon. C. Taylor came here & breakfasted-with
G.C. Taylor & self. Said his Carriage wou'd go with Miss M. Conway & some of
his youngest daughters to Capt Conway's- he went home & G.C. Taylor to J.
Taylor's before noon- Sundry other articles of C. Taylor's was brought here &
stored, Betsy Taylor came and got sundry things she wanted. Pat carried away
some & she others- Betsy dined here and went to J. Taylor's. Malachi Atkins
went to J. McNeils & got 3 plow shares.
15, Fair and mild, windy. C. Taylor came here at night, went after breakfast to
J. Taylor's- C. Taylor had been home & walked here before noon, said Capt Conway
was at J. Taylor's. I walked there with him about noon- Capt Conway, Maj'r
Moore, *Thos Jenkins- C. Taylor, his wife, Salley & Betsy Taylor, J. Pendleton
& family & J. Taylor jr & do there. G.C. Taylor came home with me. Had a plant
bed burned on branch below Overseer's house & the 16th gave M. Atkins Cabbage,
Lettuce, Onion seeds & Turnep, to sow.
[*Thomas Jenkins married Elizabeth-*Betsy*-Taylor, dau. of Dr. Charles.
Sally, her sister, married William Milburn.-WKA]
16, Saturday, Some thin clouds-Sunshine & hazy. G.C. Taylor went to J. Taylor's after
breakfast, C. Taylor called here,said he intended to go to Wm. Gibson's to try
to engage him to build a house- his wife went from J. Taylor's to Capt.Conway's
where he expected to be to-night. Salley & Betsy Taylor, Nancy Crutchfield &
Caty Pendleton walked here before noon, the two for her to get some of their
things- they returned to J. Taylor's to dinner. I dined alone.
17, [SUNDAY] A snow fell last night & early this morning, about 3 inches deep.
Cleared up mild- part of snow thawed. J. Taylor, John Pendleton, G.C. Taylor &
the boys came from J. Taylor's. Mr. T. Barbour from home (going to Richmond) J.
Taylor jr & Tho's Crutchfield from Stevensburg (where they went yesterday) the
above dined here, all went away but G.C. Taylor.
18, Fair & mild- half of the snow dissolved. G.C. Taylor was puking a very sick
last night, got better in evening. Bailey & Betsy Taylor rode here- I let them
have Linen to make me 3 shirts- C. Taylor also came from Capt. Conways- Shaved
& went to see about getting plank toward building- G.C. Taylor staid, the other
went away before dinner.
19, Thin clouds,moderate. After breakfast G.C. Taylor went to J. Taylor's & returned
after supper- C. Taylor came here in the evening. Heard that John Taylor's
child died two days ago, it had been sick since last Fall.

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