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SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 1860Saucy, noisy children.
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1860Little James Carvossa takes a fit, lasts three hours. I am troubled most to death about him. He is very sick. Mother pap and John, Mr. arid Mrs. Griffith comes and does all they can for him. John goes for the doctor and James. Oh the mud mud mud!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1860All midling well this morning. James Carvossa running strong. My head aches. James goes to Mr. Morrison's for meeting house money. Marion goes to the post office. Very muddy and sloppy--mists rain all day. I wash sowe then go to Mr. Griffith's for some salve for Georges leg--it is so sore. Left Jimmy asleep. We have good buckwheat cakes to eat plenty of meat, cakes, pies and cabbage. Oh how thankful.
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 1860Dear Sabbath morning. We are all alive and well this morning. How glad we are for the blessings we try to say, The Lord's will be done, but our faith so weak, but do anything for our salvation, reconcile us to thy will, help us to put out trust in Thee, O Lord then all will be well with us forever. Do not let us forget Thee, no, never, never, never.
MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 1860James fills some quills for me.XXX
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1860All well this morning. Now I weave with all my might to get the blankets done--get done against one o'clock--17 yds. Take the loom out. Oh how glad I am. Beautiful day, I knit. Susan Redman and Cass Young comes home with the children to stay all night. James takes the blankets home, brings me $.75 in hard cash.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, l860xxx Mr. Terril was here with baskets.xxx
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 1860James stays home and minds little James Carvossa.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1860Warm and windy. I make soap to day, patch and knit, nurse and scold. Oh how warm, now I have plenty of good soap. We are all well at present.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1860Clear cold morning. Windy all day. James went to Paris, bought 15 yards of muslin, some paper pens and tacks. Thawing--very muddy. We clean the house--sweep, scrub, and bake pies. and cake. Marion has sore throat. Mr. Griffith's children come for turnips at night.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 1860The Austin Methodist Church is dedicated to day. MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1860 I cut six pairs of pants then sewed some at Marions.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1860Mother comes--we have fine times making capsxxxx. Snows all day, not enough for sleigh ride.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1860Quite cold this morning. Miss Martha Redman comes stays all day--visiting. B. Foster, I. Sampson, pap, mother--all come out to help kill a beef. Mr. Foster paid me $1.40 for weaving. Now I have money enough to get my coverlids. GOOD!! Mrs. Griffith's children comes to spell awhile.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1860I sewed hard last night and yesterday at little Jimmy's new yellow suit of flannel that James bought for him in town. The sun shines bright. Not very cold. Do not go to meeting. I have a sore shoulder and neck. I sew hard all day. James works in his clearing.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1860Oh what a beautiful morning this is. Oh how I would like to go to meeting this morning but am too tired to walk. James goes. I cook a chicken against he came home. He is complaining of pain in his breast. The sugar drops fast to day. James goes at night to meeting. Marion went to spelling at the school house. Charley Griffith come over for some lard. The children are so noisy. My coverlids are done today.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1860.This morning--snowing fast, fast. James splutters, hurrys to get his corn in that is down on the ground. Little Jimmy is quite sick. I twist some carpet chain, cut some rags, patch some. Sun shines in the afternoon. Ethe and Frank comes to mother's. This is the last day of school. Oh how glad we are.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1860Still cloudy, not very cold. I commence spooling cotton for carpet. Maria Jane twists then her and Marion goes to Margarets to a quilting. Cool--sleeting, this evening. James goes to mill for the buckwheat flour. What a good James! Now we have cakes for supper but I'm kinder sick.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1860I go to mother's a little while. Cloudy and cold. I hurry home, get dinner. Mr. Albert Byfield comes, buys some sheep--7 for $l0.00--pays 5. Here comes mother. Now we go to Mrs. Griffiths a visiting, find them all well and making soap. We stayed for supper. She cooked chicken had a good supper. James gathered corn, then meet me to help me home. Raining.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY l8, 1860We sit reading till ten o'clock. We have plenty of papers to read now.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1860A beautiful morning--frozen ground--but a fine sugar day. The sun shines. James opens our camp. We are going to make some sugar. Julia Hoard comes a visiting. I show her how to hook edging. Mother comes awhile. Maria Jane goes to the pedlar but he does not come.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 186032 years old to day--sixteen years married. 8 children--7 boys and 1 girl, but Oliver W. is gone home. Marion McKinley, Maria Jane, Freeman Daily, Melville Young, Abner Sinclaire, George Finley, James Carvossa. A notable day for me. James gone to Mr. Doughty's house, raising the children at dawn. I'm writing in my book. The wind is moaning in the trees, the hens are cackling.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1860Commenced raining yesterday evening--rained and blowed last night. This morning it looks like clearing away. I go to mother's to a carpet cutting and roasted turkey. The wind commenced blowing, oh how the trees fell in all directions. Some clouds--I hurry home. James and Marion boils sugar water. We are tolerable well. Not very cold.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1860I think the prettiest ever was. Not quite much air stirring. Sun shines bright. James goes to the Chapel to meeting, but I have always to stay at home. No way to get to meeting without dragging my life out. Our horses are so fat they cannot get their breath. A sin to ride ponies to meeting. Best stay at home, most too muddy to go to meeting. Vexed enough to cry--no pleasures in the old world of sin.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1860This another fine day, the sun shines bright--looks like making garden. Mother comes in the afternoon. I cut a sack and help her sew some. The two Mrs. Tobias' is come to get a school. We boil sugar water. James husks corn. All well.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1860Here is our wedding day. Sixteen years to day, since we started out on this broad world for a living. Raining this morning. Mother, Mrs. Griffith come, and Catherine Sampson come and helps me quilt my woolen quilt--get done--how nice it is. George's leg very sore, the rest tolerable well. We have blackberry pies. Isaac comes in the evening to help Catherine and children home. [Catherine and Isaac Sampson apparently were husband and wife.]
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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1860Warm, sprinkling rain--very cloudy. The quarterly meeting commences to day at 11 o'clock. James goes. I am sick to work with cold in my breast. The Mr. Rice's comes home with James from meeting. I am quite out of humor at nothing.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1860Warm and rainy. James hauls some corn, gets very wet. Maria Jane went to mother's for milk, gets very wet. John goes by. Begins to clear away. The wheat and grass grows fast. I sew some, am better but very weak. We are hurrying to get our carpet wove to sell.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1860xxx James makes rails.XXX
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1860Clear and warm. James hauls corn and fodder and wood. Talks of starting for our coverlids in the morning. I finish doubling cotton for carpet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1860Clear and cool. Up at 4 o'clock and get breakfast, then James starts at 5 for Canton. Clear till noon then cloudy mists some snow, very windy and cold. Mr. Henly comes for meeting house money. I pay him $31.75--get a receipt. Mother and K goes by to the store. Pap sick.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 1860James arrived safe--half past seven last evening with our coverlids. Very nice. Oh how glad I am they are good. Gave 5 dollars for the weaving of them. Here comes mother to help make them. We are all well as common. I go t o mothers. Clearing off--cool.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 1860A beautiful mornirig. Clear all day--no wind blowing. James takes mother and me to Frankfort to meeting. Brother Miller preached Woodney Wiggin's funeral to a very large congregation. We took dinner with Deborah McClure, then home. "Blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus who hath begotten us again unto a lively hope."--the text.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1860Very pleasant. I go to the branch to wash. James thrashed oats. I get done washing and go over to Griffith's a minute or two, then come home, fill the straw beds. I am tired. All well but George's leg.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1860Very windy all day. I make some garden, set some raspberry bushes out. James sows the old garden in oats. The pet rabbit is here yet. Maria Jane finishes twisting carpet chain today--have 82 cuts. Cool today. We have 4 young chicks. I am very tired. James complains of his breast hurting.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1860I colored some with log wood--get good colors. Now my carpet is colored ready for weaving. Two Miss Morrison's comes, go to mother's then home. Maria Jane, Freeman and Marion goes to mother's to a carpet sewing at night.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1860James is thirty seven years old to day--failing fast, getting old. Mother and Catherine comes to spool and warp carpet. James sows oats. I spool some at my carpet. Pleasant all day with cool wind. Looked like rain last night.
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 1860Now I commence warping my carpet--sixty yards of purple, red, blue, yellow, white, brown and black. Cold with snow-squalls all day. Isaac comes, helps James cut down the poplar tree. Marion plows for oats. Olivio Griffith comes awhile. Mother went to Catherine's. Stopped awhile.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1860More pleasant this morning, the sun shining with wind. Get my carpet through against noon then go to the branch to wash. Mr. James Morrison comes--tales dinner with us. After done washing I wove 2 yards. James and Marion plows and cleans ground.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 1860Still pleasant to day. Now I weave 8 yards of carpet. Mother comes awhile. Cool air. Maria Jane goes to Catherines to sew carpet rags at night. Marion sprains his ankle. K. sticks the pitch fork in his foot. Unlucky day for them.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1860I weave 7 yards against noon, then to mothers. I have the headache. Lizy Spears was at mother's--come by here. Some youngsters comes to stay with the children at night.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1860James comes home last night at one o'clock, bought a fish, 10 pounds of coffee, l0c worth of cheese, a plow pint [?] and land shovel. I was very glad he came home, Cloudy--looks like rain. Catherine comes by this morning--going to mothers for garden seeds. I go to the store with 5 doz. eggs--get a gallon of good molasses--55c per gallon. James comes and helps me home. Mother comes.
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