Volume 3: 1867-1869

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agt the prisoner Anderson for shooting William Due is on hand [Left: Court Work Jack] I rode over the farm yesterday They are doing tolerable well only Caleb is much behind Jack is some behind, Wash, Richard, Press & George is doing verry well Jack Patton is selling Meal last Saturday & today he took it to Town I fear is not Toting [Left: Reuben Write] fair, I will see about it Reuben Rite has been lying over near Washs in that lott nearly all day What does it mean We are Wattering our little garden it looks verry well. -------------------- [Left: Sun 19] The Morning is cloudy & looks like rain There has been several showers of Rain through the day not safficient to lay the dust No news -------------------- [Left: 1867 May Mon 20] The Morning is cloudy looks like rain John Henderson Col Has commenced another months work this [Left: John H.] morning at $5.00 pr month. [Left: Richd Stud] Richard has had his provisions weighed off foor two weeks. William has turned out his one eye stud this morning with the rest of the horses. It is raining slowly I do hope we will get a season we need it verry much (10 oclock) There was a greate collection of Negroes in Town Amos & Bean made a talk to the Negroes -------------------- [Left: Tu 21] The morning is clear & cool Wind from W. Tom McCanless helped me today stick our peas We worked in the garden Set out lettices [Left: Peas lettices Tomatoes] some few cabbages & 180 Tomatto slips It has rained a little the wind has shifted to the North & turned quite cold.

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[Left: Wed 22] The Morning is quite clear & quite cold the wind from N. W. [Left: Wm Court] William did not git home last night from Town The Circuit Court is still in session Saml Martin Col Was robed the [Left: Sam Robed] other night in the pike between Rankins & J. H. Thomas $15.00 & last Friday night some one stole Out from under the head of [Left: Jaggers McCinly Stealing &c Robin &c] Wm J Jaggers his money $45. his will & his deed to his land, notes &c A bad state of affairs round about here about now William Jaggers is not expected to live verry low Some a week ago took the old man Jaggers Mare, gone, & Wm McCinley pretends some one has stole his gray horse he got of Wm James Jaggers [Left: E. Pinnion 2 children] Elizabeth Pinnion (Marens) & her two children came last night & stayed all night She thinks Pinion is drowned The Opinion of the people is otherwise & that he is about here [Left: Williams Sorrel Mare Colt] Williams sorrel Mare had a filly colt last night in the woods lott amongst all the horses, studs & mules, not hurt, a fine Colt Sorrel I took her & it to the long lott & put her in it fed her with Corn, put up the fences & everything else Out. [Left: Bulls Bitters] I got a bottle of Bulls Sarsparrilla Bitters I have used 5 or 6 Bottles. -------------------- [Left: 1867 May Th 23] The Morning is quite cold No frost. Wind N. W. Our garden is doing tolerable well We have plenty of lettices, mustard Onions & radishes for our little family. John Henderson is working in the garden

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[Left: Elizabeth Pinion & others] Elizabeth Pinnion left here (after staying all night) took her youngest child, leaving the oldest here & went (rid) to Town She has returned & staying at night She has not returned this morning She came back at night. I think her husband is some where around about here trying to make a rize by stealing robing &c, with the McCinley 2 boys There is no good can come of there course of Conduct it is too notorious & should not be permitted to go on unpunished My son Thomas and his little son William came & stayed until evening he is a verry Inteligent & smart boy We got the last [Left: Last apple] apple & little William eat it today [Left: Meal] We sheled Corn & sent to Mill, will get the Meal in the morning Some dificulty occured between Margaret & Adaline Wash about [Left: Fuss] Arch while I was gone a piece with Thomas as he went home. I have told Adaline to stay away -------------------- [Left: Fr 24] The Morning is cloudy & raining a little quite calm [Left: Elizabeth Pinion] Elizabeth Pinnion is here yet & has been for several days Seems like we cant get her off, tho I have told her to go several times She has to leave this morning. With some trouble & dificulty she went. I give her about $1.50 & told her to leave, if she did not I would force her She left & went to Prestons & stayed there until she had to leave. She has been sent here by the Jaggers family to stay but she cant be permitted to do so She has gone some where I think to McGuires I give

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-35her directions not to return here any More. I cant be so imposed on y the Jaggers family I consider them verry base & dishonest & that is there general character in the neighbourhood at this time. [Left: W J Porter] I recieved a letter from W J Porter dated 20th May in which he thinks he will not be damaged bad in the Suit agt him by McFarrar &c Seems to be in fine spirits I reced a letter from A. G. N. living near Charlston Miss inquiring about borther Jacks family he wants to buy a about 150 or 80 acres of land near here he wants me to write See letter. Mag went to Town in Bugga. [Left: Sheley Miss] [Left: Mag] -------------------- [Left: 1867 May Sat 25] [Left: pick nick] The morning cool the clouds are moving a little every way Wind from E. & S. E. looks like rain there is a picknick among the blacks today down at the creek I suppose there will be several thousand blacks there, considerable to do, there are about 3 days in the week they have a gathering some where that calls the last one off from there work If this state of affairs continues there will be quite a poore show this fall for any thing to be made [Left: Crops] [Left: Circuit Court Puss Cole Oil William Superior Bean] The Circuit Court is still in session Puss went with Mag to town yesterday & layed out her money for herself &c. We got some cole oil yesterday. William took his pistol with him this moring. There are considerable signs of robery & stealing in the neighbourhood about now. I planted 2 beans that William gave me they are said to be of superior quality they

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-36are the vine bean. I planted them on the left side & near too the main well, & stuck 2 Cedar stakes one on each side of the bean they are called the bullet bean by some they are a red speckled round ban & large. All hands of the plntation Male & female is gone to the picknick -------------------- [Left: Sun 26 Rain] The morning cool & damp the pressure of are is from the N. It rained some during the night with some thunder not enough of rain to be a season There was a verry greate number of [Left: Disorder & Dancing] Negroes dancing & carousing nearly all night This morning the fences were down verry much & Stock running every way. Cousin [Left: Ed Wilson] Ed. Wilson came this evening & stayed all night. -------------------- [Left: Mon 27 Gate] This morning is a little cloudy Wind from the West George H Rich & me fixed up the gate near the Smoke house George is shearing our 2 sheep that was not sheared We have 6 grown ones & one lamb 3 blacks & 4 whites We put the bell on one [Left: Sheep] Working in the Garden We gave George about the one fourth of the Wool for Shearing &c It has turned quite warm I took off my thick flannen Shirt Kept on my thin one I shaved Washed my feet &c & put on clean clothes. I feel better. [Left: Wool Sahved &c Self] -------------------- [Left: 1867 May Tu 28 Rain William Self] There was a little shower of rain this morning done some good not a season Some thunder It came from the West. William did not git home last night I feel better this morning I got up early & was able to see to the feading &c We got of George Hargrove over 100 beat plants & set them out There was a verry heavy thunder storm passed from S.W. to N.E. lasted about 3/4 [Left: Beets they all are dead]

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