Journal, 1844–1847

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Pages 1-5: Records of cotton planted and picked and of hogs slaughtered, 1844-1845. Pages 6-92: Records of activity at Comer's sawmill, including specific orders for lumber cut to varying sizes and numbers of bushels of corn milled for various customers, 1844-1847. Pages 93-107: Miscellaneous records of corn and cotton planted, picked, and stored in warehouses, and of purchases of knives, clothing, cloth, and tobacco, 1844-1845. Pages 108-200: Short journal entries, most of which list weather conditions and planting and milling activities. A few entries, however, contain slight references to the health and activities of family and friends.

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Mike To Tobacco 6 1/4
Reddick 12 1/2
Will 12 1/2
Ted 6 1/4
Henry 6 1/4
Reddick 12 1/2
King 6 1/4
Wilbint 12 1/2
Redrick 1 pr Shoes $1.00
Jim Tobacco 6 1/4
Redrick 6 1/4
Cotton picked By D. Blakey for Jno F. Conner 1844 August 15th 10.00 " 16 " 17 6.34 " 18 Sunday " 19 13.40 " 20 15.94 " 21 14.71 above Mill 22 18.23 " 23 12.60 " 24 5.60 " 25 Sunday " 26 (field at courthouse 17.82 " 27 ( 16.86 " 28 ( 14.97 " 29 ( 15.00 " 30 16.12 gin house 31 field 15.39 Sept 1st Sunday Total 19298 Sept 2 1904 " 3 2148 " 4 1924 " 5 1642 " 6 rain " 7 1690 " 8 Sunday " 9 1733 " 10 2160 " 11 1793 " 12 1797 " 13 1796 700 field above mill " 14 900 rain " 15 Sunday " 16 1829 " 17 2280 " 18 1833 " 19 1500 " 20 1441 " 21 923 Pull fod des " 22 Sunday 29 293

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S 10 [4] M 11 1520 T 12 1534 W 13 Rain Th 14 1666 Fr 1332 S 620 March 17 planted the Hogwoller field of corn March 19 planted the field at the house of corn March 31 planted the 25 acre cut of cotton Planted the gin-house field 15 April " " last years cotton Land above the mill 14th April Planted the Sanders field of cotton the 1 t 2 3 and fourth " Planted the Sandy part of the corn ground on the west side of the creek 4th April Planted the balance 11 and 12th " Planted the Sandy part of the field on the east side of the creek 5 April the Balance of the field 15 16 + April Replanted cotton the 12 May (finished) Squares about the June time common call going over cotton the second time The 16 May Set out potaoes for the first

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18 December kiled 18 Park Hogs waying 2,475 lb

1845 7 January Kiled 10 Pork Hogs waying 1,074 3,549

1845 December 19 Kiled 13 Pork hogs waying 1897

Dec 29 Killed 7 Pork hogs waying 942 [total] 2,839

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January 2 Philip Lamar to J. F. Comer Dr

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