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Henry Arnolds work Brot forward this
side.

1855
Wednesday 24th Mr H. Arnold & Bro. came Settled about 3 oclock
& worked about 2 hours a ps before night

25th Both at work again this morning.
worked this day to self & bro-----

27th H. Arnold & Bro. J worked 3 days & 2 Hours
a ps this week-----------

30 Jany H. & J. Arnold came to work between
11 & 12 oclock to day on prizes -----
_____ Settled ________

1855 August 8th Henry Arnold & his
Bro. Jesse set in to work for me this
morning at $1.50 pr day for both -
or $1.00 for Henry & 3/- for Jesse.

1855
Aug 8th worked all day -- 2 days each - $3.00
---- 10. Rained in evening lost 1 or 2 hours.
---- 11. Henry all day. Jesse ½ day this day. 1.25
---- 13th. Henry here this morning - Rained
awhile in evening. lost 1 or 2 hours 87
Jesse lost my mare & come about
½ after 4 oclock to work. 13
worked between 2 & 3 hours after rain

14th Henry worked to day Rained in evening
nearly two hours. Jesse left soon in the 75.-
morning to hunt Jenny [lend?] --

15 Henry at work. Jesse not come yet. Worked. .87 -
this day except 1 or 2 hours raining.

16th. Henry at work getting shingles all day. 1.00 -

- 17. Henry Arnold at work getting shingles all day 1.00 -

- 18. Henry & Jesse arnold getting shingles till 12"
to day .75 -

" cash let you have pRect $5.00

21 Henry & Jesse arnold getting Shingles . . . 1.50 -

22. Do Do Do getting shingles rained
after 12 oclock 3 or 4 hours. 1.00 -

23rd H. & Jesse Arnold at work. Rained awhile . . 1.25 -

24. H & Jesse arnold shingling to day 1.50 -

25. H & Jesse Arnold at work on shed, Granary. 1.5
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Notes and Questions

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Ben W. Brumfield

Several unclear words and abbreviations here, transcribed in brackets.

Fran

2nd entry: "ps" = "piece," as in "a piece"
entry on 18th: JWG wrote "12th," but he meant 12 oclock.
"pRect" = per receipt. It took me quite a long time before I finally solved that one.