Farm journal, 1853–1866, kept by George Wesley Johnson, a white merchant, postmaster, farmer, landowner, and enslaver in Davie County, North Carolina. The journal primarily documents daily farm operations, including what he planted, the methods he used, and the crops he yielded, as well as observations he made about the weather. Johnson also described his family life, business relationships, and his community. Other topics include the purchase of an enslaved person in 1857; the recovery of a lost enslaved boy who had nearly frozen to death; the start of the Civil War and the impact of inflation and other wartime conditions; building a house; and travel to Philadelphia, Pa.
Farm Journal, 1853–1866
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