Scott County, Indiana
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SUNDAY, JULY 1, 1860Very pleasant after the rain last night, but warm enough to rain. Here comes mother and Ethe going to Catherine's. Mr. Butler preached at the school house. Here comes mother, Catherine and Ethe on the way home. Maria Jane went to Redman's to day. I read in the Bible, but not enough. James stays home to day.
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TUESDAY, JULY 3, 1860Very warm day. All well. I sew at my dress, it lacked a yard. Maria Jane went to the store for another yard. We have apple dumplings for dinner. James sows his buckwheat then plows for corn--grows fine. K. and Marion goes this evening to Frank Peacock's.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1860This is celebration day for some but we are at home, but Marion--he is gone to Wooster Celebration. Catherine and children comes after dinner. I finish my new dress. James plows corn. Freeman plows. Very warm day.
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1860Very warm. My head aches very bad, but I have to wash quite hard, then suds out yarn. Had some sprinkles of rain. I go to take mother's tub home. Louisa, Maria Jane, Marion and K. goes to the school house to meeting at night. Little Jimmy has a swelled hip.
TUFSDAY, JULY 10, 1860Still very warm. Almost give--such hot times. Catherine goes by to mother's. I finish ironing then warp 24 yards of linsey then beam it on. We are all well. I am raw with the heat.
FRIDAY JULY 20, 1860I send Marion to the store to get indigo with 5 pounds of butter, gets 5 ounces of indigo. Comes home in a hurry and says Aunt Tilda Jones is dead. James, mother and myself goes out in the wagon but it was a mistake. We came home by Deborah's. Terrible hot day. Comes a storm, we stop at Smith's.
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 1860Still very warn. Looking like rain. All gone to Sunday School. Isaac comes. Mr. Hall preached. We have corn and beans for dinner. Now what a dreadful thunder and lightning. Oh how it rains. Marion goes home with K. to stay all night. A singing at the school house last night.
MONDAY, JULY 23, 1860Fine morning for work. I finish coloring blue to day then weave till two o' clock then go to mother's to quilt. James and boys goes to a republican speaking at the school house. Mr. Bingham--speaker. Some cloudy but cool--good time for work. All well.
TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1860I get in the loom this morning to weave. The boys get back. I color my brown yarn for jeans. Mother comes awhile. Maria Jane goes for apples. James commenced his haying to day. quite cool to day. Clear ti1l evening.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1860Pleasant morning. Here comes James from town at 11 o'clock. 96c for wheat--took 18 bushels. Martha weaves 6 yards today. James bought me a nice trunk in town. I went to mother's a few minutes. Mr. Keath was here. We sold ten sheep.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1860We have quite rain [sic] this morning. I patch, mother goes by to Catherine' s then go to John T. Tobias' a visiting. Gets home late. Martha weaves 8 yards to day. Little Jimmy most well.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1860James and Marion and Maria Jane goes to Sunday School. I stay home as usual--minding children. Here they come and Mrs. Hoard with them. Mother comes now--they send for Mr. Hoard. She has company. She gets home after dinner. Mother stays till evening. Maria Jane and Marion went to a singing at two at the school house.
MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1860Cool air. James goes to Landon Mills with 14 bushel of wheat, gets six ground. Sold 8 for 92c per bushel. Gets home before night.
FRIDAY AUGUST 31, 1860Rev. Potts preaches Catherine Miller's funeral at Gilead.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1860James goes to Gilead to meeting. I have to stay in bed. I am so sick. So much work.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1860Cloudy, looks like rain. I go to mother's a little while. Get a basket. of apples. The children goes to gather apples to dry. I sew at Marions fine shirt.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1860The children are all helping to dry apples at mother's. James complains of being sick.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1860We have a bushel of apples to our shear, dryed--good ones too at that.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1860Mother sick this morning and pap sick. James goes to sow some wheat for pap then goes to Mr. Morrison's for the wheat fan. Maria Jane went to Redmans then home, then to mother's--do her work. She is sick.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1860Very pleasant morning. Here comes Maria Jane. Says mother is better. We cook a pumpkin, bake 12 pumpkin pies. James still cleaning wheat. Here comes mother and Catherine and children, they have come to warp their flannel. They get done against supper. I am not very well but have a great deal of work to do, sewing and patching, knitting, cooking. I make some candles. We begun to set up to work at night.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1860Oh what a fine day. I go to mother's but not any one there but John and him sick. Then home--have the tooth ache all day bad--makes me sick. James went to mill this morning with another load of wheat then round by Paris. Home after dark. Sister Deborah comes at noon with Christian's in his buggy stayed here till evening. Then went to mother's to stay all night.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1860Fine cool morning. Maria Jane commences ironing. We have a large ironing to do. I go to Catherine's a few minutes to see the flannel then home. Get dinner then go to mother's for a basket of apples. Knit there and while I stayed. We do not get done ironing. I turn the beds and sweep and clean the house, put the curtains up. William Spear comes for a hoe to dig some roots to make some medicine for the chills. Mr. Jones comes to buy some hogs but do not find them.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1860Oh how cold it is this morning. We double and twist some stocking yarn. John Young is sick. James goes and opens his sores. Mother goes by to Catherines. I go to mother's and get some flax to make thread, then home and sew at my white curtains, trying to get them done. Maria Jane complains of being sick, and James complains of being sick.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1860Oh very pleasant morning. James, Marion, Maria Jane goes to Sabbath school. Mother goes by to meeting. Hall preaches at the school house, a camolite meeting.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1860Rained last night. Misting rain this morning. James goes and gets mother's little wheel for me to spin thread. I cut six pair of jeans pants then spin 3 1/2 cuts of sewing thread.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 1860I double my thread then twist and color it. Mother comes, says Mr. Tobias is there fixing their cistern. James and Marion sows wheat then goes to Quick Creek to a political speaking at 1 o'clock. Mahala Smith comes awhile this morning. John Young went by to Christian's.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1860The cannons are firing on some account or other.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1860We feel thankful for the blessings we receive from our Father in Heaven. His mercy endureth for ever and ever.