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GEORGE FRANKLIN "FRANK" HOWARD
1877–1908
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Monday, January 1st

Zero - Cold - Bart Walters & Rilla & Bell & me was to Cascade - I was sick all night

Tuesday, January 2nd

12 Below - Pleasant - I was at home all day

Wednesday, January 3rd

At home all day - Pleasant

Thursday, January 4th

Stormy part of the day - I was a pileing lumber - it began to snow at noon 3/4 day

Friday, January 5th

Cloudy - I was up to Mackey McDevitts Saloon with Tom Hamilton - My birth day 28 years to day

Saturday, January 6th

Pleasant - I was at home most all day I was a hunting a little while

Sunday, January 7th

Pleasant - I was at home all day

Monday, January 8th

16 Below - Cold & Pleasant - I was to Onslow to day

Tuesday, January 9th

I was at home all day - it began to snow at 4 o'clock - 29 Below - Pleasant part

Wednesday, January 10th

Blustering - I was helping to butcher a beef - I worked 1 day

Thursday, January 11th

I was around home most all day - I was a sawing slabs 1/4 day - We went to Dock Farrs to a dance

Friday, January 12th

Cold - I was a laying floor in the fore noon & sawing slabs in the after noon

Saturday, January 13th

Blustering - I was hauling hay sawed slabs in the after noon 2 3/4 this week

Sunday, January 14th

12 B. - Pleasant - I was around home all day

Monday, January 15th

Stormey - I was sawing slabs & cord wood

Tuesday, January 16th

Stormey - Sawing slabs & cord wood - It snowed most all day and night

Wednesday, January 17th

Pleasant A,20 - I was a working at the Ice House 1 day

Thursday, January 18th

12 A - Cloudy - I was a sawing polls & slabs 1 day

Friday, January 19th

6 A - Blustering - I was working on the Ice House in the fore noon - In the after noon I was lookeing for Wm Tippetts cow - 1/2 day

Saturday, January 20th

Stormey - I was sawing slabs in the fore noon dident do eny thing in the after noon

Sunday, January 21st

24 B - Pleasant - I was at home all day

Monday, January 22nd

32 B - Pleasant - I was at home all day to cold to work

Tuesday, January 23rd

27 B - Pleasant - At home all day

Wednesday, January 24th

10 B - Pleasant - I was at home in the fore noon in the after noon I sawed slabs 1/2 day

Thursday, January 25th

14 B - Pleasant - Sawing slabs in the after noon & carried saw dust to the Ice House 1/2day

Friday, January 26th

4 A - Sleet part of the day - We was packing the Ice House 1 day

Saturday, January 27th

Pleasant warm - Finished the Ice & sawed slabs 1 day

Sunday, January 28th

4 B - Pleasant - Bart & me was a riding down hill most all day

Monday, January 29th

Cloudy - I was working on the Ice House - Mill begun to run night & day 1 day

Tuesday, January 30th

Stormey - I was working on the Ice House untill noon then sawed slabs till 9 o'clock in the evening 1/4 day

Wednesday, January 31st

7 B - Pleasant & cold - I was at home all day the Mill broke down a gain $10,55 yet due

Thursday, February 1st

22 B - Pleasant - I was to Mrs Butlers to dinner & to Onslow in the after noon - stayed to Charleys all night

Friday, February 2nd

6 B - It snowed hard - I was to Onslow most all day came home with Dock Farr

Saturday, February 3rd

10 A - cloudy - I was at home all day

Sunday, February 4th

22 B - Pleasant - I was at home all day

Monday, February 5th

29 B - Pleasant - Bart & me put the pipe in under the boilers & pumped the boilers full - 1 day

Tuesday, February 6th

Pleasant part day & snow - I was sawing slabs part of the day

Wednesday, February 7th

Pleasant - I was sawing slabs from mid night untill morning & from noon till night 1 day

Thursday, February 8th

Sawed slabs

Friday, February 9th

I got up at mid night sawed slabs untill morning sawing in the after noon

Saturday, February 10th

I dident do eny thing in the fore noon sawed slabs in the after noon

Sunday, February 11th

I was at home all day

Monday, February 12th

15 B - Pleasant - I was to Onslow with Dock Farr stayed to Charleys all night

Tuesday, February 13th

Charley & me went to Maquoketa stayed to Charleys again - it thawed some to day

Wednesday, February 14th

Warm - I came home with James Carpenter to the church then I came with Fox Ralston - I sawed slabs till mid night

Thursday, February 15th

I was sawing slabs & table legs - 1 day

Friday, February 16th

Sawed slabs 1 day

Saturday, February 17th

Sawed slabs in the fore noon 1/2 - I didnet work in the after noon

Sunday, February 18th

Pleasant - I was up to Tom Greens to day

Monday, February 19th

Pleasant - I went to Monticello a foot - stayed all night to Platt Jennings

Tuesday, February 20th

Pleasant - I was in Monticello all day

Wednesday, February 21st

Pleasant - I am at Aunt Tills the Doctor has come he cut out a cancer from my lip

Thursday, February 22nd

Cloudy - I am to Aunt Tills I am affell weak to day & sore

Friday, February 23rd

Cloudy - I am a little stronger to day my lip is very sore

Saturday, February 24th

It rained & snowed - I am to Uncle Jo's yet - very sore yet

Sunday, February 25th

Pleasant - To Uncles yet

Monday, February 26th

Pleasant - The Dr took the pins & stitches out this morning

Tuesday, February 27th

Pleaant - I am to Uncle Jo's yet

Wednesday, February 28th

Pleasant - I was down town for the first time - I feel pretty well to day

Thursday, March 1st

Pleasant - I was down town Dr dressed my lip & I came home

Friday, March 2nd

At home all day

Saturday, March 3rd

At home all day

Sunday, March 4th

At home all day

Monday, March 5th

Cloudy - I was at home all day I split a little wood

Tuesday, March 6th

Cloudy - Split a little wood to day

Wednesday, March 7th

I was at home all day

Thursday, March 8th

I was up to Tom Greens

Friday, March 9th

I split a little wood & was up to Ed Harts with Bart

Saturday, March 10th

Pleasant & cloudy - I was at home all day split a little wood

Sunday, March 11th

I was at home all day

Monday, March 12th

I was at home all day made me an ax handle

Tuesday, March 13th

I begun to work for Ed & Isedore Hart - 1 day

Wednesday, March 14th

Working on the Hen House - 1 day

Thursday, March 15th

Working on the Hen House - 1 day

Friday, March 16th

We finished up to Harts to day at noon 1/2 day

Saturday, March 17th

I was at home all day

Sunday, March 18th

At home Bart & Rilla was here

Monday, March 19th

I was to Onslow came back with Wm Ralston

Tuesday, March 20th

Pleasant & cold - I made me a Tool Chest

Wednesday, March 21st

Pleasant & chiley - finished my tool chest

Thursday, March 22nd

We made a sawing horse

Friday, March 23rd

Plesasant & warm - We sent our tool Chests up to Ike Frenches - I was up to Tom Greens in the after noon

Saturday, March 24th

I was up to Ike Frenches to paint my tool chest

Sunday, March 25th

Snowing hard all day - I was at home all day

Monday, March 26th

I was up to Ike Frenches - begun work in the after noon 1/2 day

Tuesday, March 27th

It snowed all the fore noon - I went home to grind my chisel - worked in the after noon 1/2 day

Wednesday, March 28th

It snowed all the fore noon - I was up to Ahabs & Hamiltons in the fore noon worked in the after noon went home at night

Thursday, March 29th

Pleasant - frameing all day - 1 day

Friday, March 30th

Frameing all day

Saturday, March 31st

Frameing in the fore noon came home in the after noon to look for the cow - 1/2 day - 4 days this week

Sunday, April 1st

Bart & me was a boiling sap in the fore noon we was to Barts to dinner

Monday, April 2nd

We was a frameing 1 day

Tuesday, April 3rd

We was cutting braces & rafters & joice 1 day

Wednesday, April 4th

Rainey - it rained in the fore noon & i came home helped Bart to put in the new engin bead

Thursday, April 5th

I was at home all day

Friday, April 6th

Snowing - I was out to Ike Frenches in the fore noon & back - It snowed hard all day

Saturday, April 7th

Cloudy & misty - I was at home all day - 2 days this week

Sunday, April 8th

I was at home all day took my cow a visiting - Mrs. Herington & Rilla & Mrs Lee was here all night

Monday, April 9th

Pleasant - I was at home all day - Our baby was born this morning at 4 o'clock Raised the barn to day

EDITOR'S NOTE: A girl named Edie Alberta.

Tuesday, April 10th

Wind blew hard - I was a working to day putting in girths & boarding up - 1 day

Wednesay, April 11th

Pleasant & warm - putting up the rafters & boarding up

Thursday, April 12th

We was sheating & begun to shingle - 1 day

Friday, April 13th

Very windy - we was shingleing to day

Saturday, April 14th

Stormey rained hard - we was a shingleing a while & was laying floor & putting in stantians - 1 day - 5 days this week

Sunday, April 15th

I was at home all day

Monday, April 16th

Finished shingleing to day

Tuesday, April 17th

Puttin on the doors - 1 day

Wednesday, April 18th

Put in the windows & stantians - 1 day

Thursday, April 19th

We was boarding up this fore noon - Finished work for I French - 14 1/2 days $21,75

Friday, April 20th

Helping to make garden & fence in front of the house

Saturday, April 21st

High wind & rain - I was a fishing in the fore noon at home in the after noon

Sunday, April 22nd

At home all day it is stormey

Monday, April 23rd

Begun Thos Fagans barn - frameing 1 day

Tuesday, April 24th

Frameing

Wednesday, April 25th

Frameing

Thursday, April 26th

Frameing

Friday, April 27th

Frameing 3/4 day - I went to Onslow with Pat

Saturday, April 28th

Frameing to day - cold to day - came home at 5 o'clock

Sunday, April 29th

I was at home all day

Monday, April 30th

Frameing all day

Tuesday, May 1st

Frameing 3/4 day - it rained

Wednesday, May 2nd

Frameing

Thursday, May 3rd

Frameing

Friday, May 4th

Frameing

Saturday, May 5th

Frameing

Sunday, May 6th

Pleasant - I was to Onslow with Bart

Monday, May 7th

Very hot - frameing all day

Tuesday, May 8th

Cloudy - cutting girts

Wednesday, May 9th

Cloudy & rain - Made pins & cut girts untill noon - It rained in the after noon worked 1 hour 1/2 day

Thursday, May 10th

Cloudy - sawed joice & rafters

Friday, May 11th

Sawed braces untill noon finished frameing 1/2 day - 4 days - came home

Saturday, May 12th

I was at home all day - I was fireing Heringtons lime kiln untill 2 o'clock

Sunday, May 13th

Rainy - I was at home all day - it rained most all day

Monday, May 14th

It rained to day

Tuesday, May 15th

Begun S. Reids barn - I was frameing - 1 day

Wednesday, May 16th

Frameing to day - I went to Onslow after a new auger - 1 day

Thursday, May 17th

Rain - I was at work untill 10 o'clock then went to Clay Mills to get the auger mended - 1/2 day

Friday, May 18th

Windy - frameing to day - 1 day

Saturday, May 19th

Windy - frameing to day - 1 day

Sunday, May 20th

Showery - At home all day

Monday, May 21st

Pleasant - Frameing in the fore noon makeing pins in the after noon 1 day

Tuesday, May 22nd

A large frost - I finished the pins & then was a frameing the rest of the day - 1 day

Wednesday, May 23rd

Frameing all day

Thursday, May 24th

Begun worked 2 hours it rained untill 10,30 frameing 1/2 day

Friday, May 25th

Rain all day - Stayed to Reids untill after dinner came home stayed all night

Saturday, May 26th

Came back this morning I was a frameing & cutting joice 1 day

Sunday, May 27th

Rain - Bell & me was up to Jim Lees to day

Monday, May 28th

I was to Monticello with Wm Ralston

Tuesday, May 29th

Cutting rafters & braces - finished the frameing this afternoon at S. Reids 3/4 day

Wednesday, May 30th

We was putting in the sills of Fagans barn & cutting short posts 3/4 day

Thursday, May 31st

Putting on the upper sills 1 day

Friday, June 1st

Putting the bents to gather 1 day

Saturday, June 2nd

We raised the barn partley - it rained in the after noon 3/4 day

Sunday, June 3rd

I was at home all day

Monday, June 4th

Rained in the eve - we finished putting up the plates - J. F. Lee begun work to day $25,00 per month - 1 day

Tuesday, June 5th

Rain in the eve - we was siding & putting up rafters 1 day

Wednesday, June 6th

Finished siding up the squair & rafters 1 day

Thursday, June 7th

Pleasant - Finished siding the gabel ends & flooring some East side 1 day

Friday, June 8th

Rain after noon - putting up scaffle in the fore noon - It rained all the after noon 1/2 day

Saturday, June 9th

Cloudy - put in the cornice & laid some floor 1 day

Sunday, June 10th

Rainy - I was at home most all day - we was to Mr Farrs to dinner

Monday, June 11th

I was to Snyders to breakfast we was a sheating in the fore noon & then we went to Mrs Beckwiths funeral - I was to Tom Greens to supper 1/2 day - It rained all night

Tuesday, June 12th

Finished the sheating at noon & begun to shingle 1 d

Wednesday, June 13th

Shingleing south side 1 day

Thursday, June 14th

Shingleing north side in fore noon - W. N. Tippett went to Laura Edwards funeral - 1 day

Friday, June 15th

We was a shingleing part of day - 1 day

Saturday, June 16th

Laying floor & putting in stalls & manger - 1 day

Sunday, June 17th

Rained hard - I was at home all day

Monday, June 18th

Pleasant - I was putting in door bats & made one door - Jim got here at eight o'clock and went away at 5 - 1 day

Tuesday, June 19th

Jim & me was makeing doors & stalls 1 day - Ahab wasent here

Wednesday, June 20th

Bob & me was putting up ventilators - 1 day

Thursday, June 21st

Doing the same

Friday, June 22nd

Putting up the Big Doors - 1 day

Saturday, June 23rd

We finished Mr Fagans barn at noon - 1/2 day - I went home & came back to Robt Snyders & stayed all night - 35 1/4 days

Sunday, June 24th

I was to Jo Hannas and to the grave yard - back to dinner

Monday, June 25th

We was to Sam Reids a frameing & put in the lower sills - 1 day - Jim was not here

Tuesday, June 26th

Frameing & setting up the lower posts - Jim come to day

Wednesday, June 27th

We was putting on the upper sills & 3 bents to gather - I was at home to night - 1 day

Thursday, June 28th

We raised the barn to day - 1 day

Friday, June 29th

Very hot 100 - putting in girts & up rafters & siding up - I came home

Saturday, June 30th

Hot - Bell & Lizzie & me was to Monticello - stayed all night to Plat Jennings

Sunday, July 1st

Hot - came home to day

Monday, July 2nd

We put up the top set of rafters & sided up the gabell ends - we made a lader - 1 day - Jim 1/2 day

Tuesday, July 3rd

Put up the scaffolds & the cornice - I came home in the eve - 1 day

Wednesday, July 4th

Rained - I was at home all day in the eve - I went to Jim Carpenters & stayed all night

Thursday, July 5th

Hot - came home & went to Reids - was a sheating - 1 day

Friday, July 6th

We began to shingle & worked at it all day - 1 day

Saturday, July 7th

Cloudy - shingleing all day - finished - 1 day

Sunday, July 8th

I was at home all day

Monday, July 9th

Laying floor - 1 day

Tuesday, July 10th

Laying floor 1/2 day

Wednesday, July 11th

Putting up ventilators - 1 day

Thursday, July 12th

Putting up ventilators - 1 day

Friday, July 13th

Makeing doors - 1 day - came home to a dance to Dock Farr's

Saturday, July 14th

Makeing doors & stalls - 1 day

Sunday, July 15th

I was at home in the fore noon in the after noon Bell & we was up to Rockey Ralstons

Monday, July 16th

Working up to Sam Reid - finished Sam's barn - 27 days

Tuesday, July 17th

Pleasant - Begun work for S. T. Carpenter - frameing all day - 1 day

Wedneday, July 18th

Frameing all day - 1 day

Thursday, July 19th

Frameing all day - 1 day

Friday, July 20th

Cutting braces & girths - 3/4 day

Saturday, July 21st

Temperature 96 - Very warm - we raised the barn this fore noon put on the rafters after noon - 1 day - 4 1/4 days this week

Sunday, July 22nd

I was at home all day

Monday, July 23rd

Siding & sheating - 3/4 day

Tuesday, July 24th

Sheating & shingleing 1 day

Wednesday, July 25th

I was to Onslow with Jim - Shingleing in the after noon & putting up scaffold - 1/2 day

Thursday, July 26th

Putting up the big doors - finished the barn - 3/4 days - I stayed to Scroggies all night - 7 1/2 days -

Friday, July 27th

I was to Mrs Butlers this morning then came home was to Lees dance a little while

Saturday, July 28th

I was to Monti with Teamsters to day

Sunday, July 29th

I was at home all day

Monday, July 30th

I was at home in the fore noon - begun work for John Tebos barn this after noon - 1/2 day

Tuesday, July 31st

Frameing - 1 day

Wednesday, August 1st

We raised Tebos barn - 1 day

Thursday, August 2nd

Siding to day - 1 day

Friday, August 3rd

Siding & sheating - 1 day

Saturday, August 4th

Bart & me was a fishing

Sunday, August 5th

I was at home all day

Monday, August 6th

Putting in mangers & stalls - begun to shingle at noon - 1 day

Tuesday, August 7th

We finished shingleing & put in the mangers - 1 day

Wednesday, August 8th

Rained all day - Finished the stalls & put in windows - 1 day

Thursday, August 9th

Put in one window and went a fishing

Friday, August 10th

I was up to Robt Snyders

Saturday, August 11th

Around home in the fore noon & helped Bart to stack rye - 1/2 day

Sunday, August 12th

I was to Garyowen with Dennie English

Monday, August 13th

Bart & me was a fishing

Tuesday, August 14th

I was a fishing a little while

Wednesday, August 15th

I was to Temple Hill to the Picnic

Thursday, August 16th

I was around home all day

Friday, August 17th

I was a fishing

Saturday, August 18th

Charley Herrington & me was a hunting - got 3 squirrels

Sunday, August 19th

Temperature 98 - warm - I was at home all day it rained in evening

Monday, August 20th

I was helping Bart to fill the boxes in the mill - 1 day

Tuesday, August 21st

I was around home

Wednesday, August 22nd

Bart and me was up the river a fishing

Thursday, August 23rd

Mild - Bart and me put up the wind mill

Friday, August 24th

I was a fishing again

Saturday, August 25th

Around home all day - Charley & Ivah came up this eve

Sunday, August 26th

We was on the Prairie to church - O. E. Aldrich preached - Charley Dubois came home with me

Monday, August 27th

Little rain - Charley Dubois & Charley Hall & my self was to Canton & Ozark

Tuesday, August 28th

Cloudy - I was home most all day - Bart & me was up to Walters'es

Wednesday, August 29th

I was up to Tom Greens & to Onslow

Thursday, August 30th

I was around house all day

Friday, August 31st

I was a working my Poll Tax

Saturday, September 1st

Working at the same

Sunday, September 2nd

I was around home all day

Monday, September 3rd

I was at home all day

Tuesday, September 4th

I was gathering some apples

Wednesday, September 5th

Gathering a few apples

Thursday, September 6th

I was a fishing in the fore noon & was up to Wm Carrs in the after noon

Friday, September 7th

I was to Monti to the fair with Dock Farr - Tom and Leona got married

Saturday, September 8th

I was around home all day

Sunday, September 9th

I was to Canton to day

Monday, September 10th

I was up to P Hertz to see the thrashers in the fore noon then Bart and me went a fishing & was up to Mike Sheridans

Tuesday, September 11th

I was a frameing the bridge for the Sheridan ditch - 3/4 day

Wednesday, September 12th

Frameing to day - 3/4 day

Thursday, September 13th

I was a hunting in the fore noon & at home

Friday, September 14th

Cloudy - I was around home & was up whare they was a thrashing for Harts

Saturday, September 15th

Rain a little - I was around home all day

Sunday, September 16th

Cloudy - I was at home most all of the day - I was a hunting a little while in the after noon - got 3 squirrels

Monday, September 17th

A hunting in the morning - I began to do the frameing on the log way - 1/2 day

Tuesday, September 18th

Frameing to day - pleasant - 1 day

Wednesday, September 19th

Thrashing all day - 1 day

Thursday, September 20th

Rainy - thrashing untill noon then caught minnies to go to the Wapsie a fishing - 1/2 day

Friday, September 21st

We got to the Wapsie a day light - camped out

Saturday, September 22nd

Rainy - At the Wapsie yet - started home to day at 4,15 got home at 11 o'clock

Sunday, September 23rd

Rainy - I was up to Tom Greens in the morning to Snyders to dinner and then home - I heard from Pa to day

Monday, September 24th

I was a frameing all day - 1 day

Tuesday, September 25th

Pleasant - I was a frameing - 1 day

Wednesday, September 26th

Pleasant - I was a frameing - 1 day

Thursday, September 27th

I was a frameing this fore noon - Went to Canton in the after noon - 1/2 day

Friday, September 28th

I was up on the Prairie to dinner to Mr Carpenters & to the last days school & to a dance to Geo Scroggies - stayed the rest of the night with Grant Beckwith - seteled up to date

Saturday, September 29th

Went to Onslow with E Horton went to Nashville and to Charleys

Sunday, September 30th

I was to Charleys - Charley & me went to Nashville

Monday, October 1st

Frost - Charley Hall & Geo & Willard Crane & me was to DeWitt to a speech

Tuesday, October 2nd

I walked from Charleys to Baldwin then took the train to Onslow & came home

Wednesday, October 3rd

I was a frameing in the fore noon - 3/4 day

Thursday, October 4th

Rain - I was sawing girts & braces - 1 day

Friday, October 5th

Drizling rain - Frameing all day - 1 day

Saturday, October 6th

Helping W. N. Tippett make a granery - 1 day

Sunday, October 7th

Barts folks & us was up to Robt Snyders

Monday, October 8th

Working at the same 3/4 day

Tuesday, October 9th

Rain in eve - Went to Election - it rained in the evening

Wednesday, October 10th

Helped to put up the log way - 1 day

Thursday, October 11th

Finished the log way - 1 day

Friday, October 12th

I was makeing stairs for the log way - 1 day

Saturday, October 13th

Rain - It rained all day - I was around home

Sunday, October 14th

I was around home all day - Bart & me was up to Ed Harts in the after noon a little while - I heard of Pa's death -

EDITOR'S NOTE: Albert Howard was born in 1824 and died at the age of 59 in Walnut, Iowa (located between Des Moines and Omaha, Nebraska) where he is buried - He was preceded in death by his wife Em and survived by my grandfather, George Franklin Howard.

Monday, October 15th

I was to Monticello to day to see Uncle Stan - home again

Tuesday, October 16th

I was helping Tippett to thrash - I sent a letter to the Recorder of Pottawattamie (County) Iowa

EDITOR'S NOTE: Walnut, Iowa is located in Pottawattami County - the letter he sent to the Recorder's Office was probably an inquiry into his father's estate.

Wednesday, October 17th

Frameing rills for corn crib - 1 day

Thursday, October 18th

I was putting in the sills & studing - abought 3/4 day

Friday, October 19th

I was up to John Dennisons in the morning - shot 7 ducks - came home & begun a wagon box for Bart in the after noon 1/2 day

Saturday, October 20th

I was a makeing wagon box in the fore noon - dident work in after noon 1/2 day

Sunday, October 21st

Charley came after Bell & me - Tom Hamilton & Lonie was here - Tom Green & Bell & Aunt Fannie was here

Monday, October 22nd

I was to Maquoketa in the after noon

Tuesday, October 23rd

I was to Maquoketa & Nashville in the after noon I was with Ebb

Wednesday, October 24th

I was at home all day - it rained - Oll Shike was here

Thursday, October 25th

Charley & Oll & me was to Maquoketa

Friday, October 26th

We picked a load of corn & then Charley & Oll went to Jones Co. - I went up to Nashville

Saturday, October 27th

Misty - I was to Charleys all day - It rained all day

Sunday, October 28th

I was at home all day - Misty

Monday, October 29th

Cloudy - I was to Charleys - we picked a load of corn

Tuesday, October 30th

We was all to Maquoketa

Wednesday, October 31st

I came from Charleys to Baldwin then to Onslow then to Clay Mills

Thursday, November 1st

I was not doing eny thing - I sold my gun to Ilander Shirley $6,00

Friday, November 2nd

I was putting up a wagon box for Bart - 1 day - 9 1/2

Saturday, November 3rd

I was up to By Halls & Tom Greens to dinner

Sunday, November 4th

I was at home all day - Charley & Ivah brought Bell home

Monday, November 5th

I was at home - It rained all day

Tuesday, November 6th

Charley & Ivah went home to day & I dident do eny thing

Wednesday, November 7th

I was a putting in some floore in Barts cow barn - 1/2 day

Thursday, November 8th

I was a frameing the log way - 1 day

Friday, November 9th

Frameing to day - 1 day

Saturday, November 10th

Put up the log way in the forenoon & I was to Abb Suttons in the after noon - 1 day - 12 1/2

Sunday, November 11th

I was down to Pete Potters in the morning & at home the rest of the day

Monday, November 12th

I was to Onslow today came back with Wm Carr

Tuesday, November 13th

I was a husking corn - 1 day 13 1/2

Wednesday, November 14th

Pleasant but cold - Settlement $5,00 my due - I was to Duncinsons to see Archie he commited suicide

Thursday, November 15th

Cold & dry - I was to Archie Dunkinsons funeral

Friday, November 16th

I was up to Wm Carrs in the fore noon then sawed slabs in the after noon 1/2 day - I was up to John Curleys to a raffel

Saturday, November 17th

I made a calf pen and husked corn to day

Sunday, November 18th

I was up to Dock Hannas in the fore noon then home - the old folks went to Monticello

Monday, November 19th

I got me a hog to day & butchered it

Tuesday, November 20th

I was a shingleing for John Herington 1 day

Wednesday, November 21st

Stormy - I made a flour chest - Bell & Lizzie cleaned house

Thursday, November 22nd

I was a makeing a cupboard

Friday, November 23rd

I was to the grave yard & made the fence

Saturday, November 24th

I sawed slabs in the fore noon - I was a makeing the cupboard to day a gain 1/2 day

Sunday, November 25th

I was around home

Monday, November 26th

I was to work at the Pantry

Tuesday, November 27th

Putting up some shelves - By Hall brought me some hay

Wednesday, November 28th

I walked to Charleys & him and me went to Maquoketa I bought me a stove

Thursday, November 29th

I helped Charley to pick a load of corn then he brought me and my stove home

Friday, November 30th

Pleasant - I was getting things over to my house

Saturday, December 1st

I was a fixing a hen roost - 1 day - we moved

Sunday, December 2nd

I was at home

Monday, December 3rd

I sawed slabs all day - 1 day

Tuesday, December 4th

Sawed polls all day - 1 day

Wednesday, December 5th

Sawed polls & slabs & finished the hen roost 1 day

Thursday, December 6th

Rain - It rained all day - I made me a work bench

Friday, December 7th

Stormy - I dident do eny thing - I wasent very well

Saturday, December 8th

Sick all day

Sunday, December 9th

& to day to

Monday, December 10th

I was at home all day - better to day

Tuesday, December 11th

Pleasant - I was upon the grubbing a sawing & chopping 3/4 day - I got the deed of my house

Wednesday, December 12th

Pleasant - doing the same - 1 day 7 1/4 days up to date

Thursday, December 13th

I was to work on the grubbing 1 day

Friday, December 14th

Cold - I was a sawing slabs 3/4 day

Saturday, December 15th

Butchering & hauling straw & sawing slabs - 1 day - 4 1/2 days this week - 10 days

Sunday, December 16th

Snow - I was at home

Monday, December 17th

It snowed hard all day - sawed slabs - 3/4 day

Tuesday, December 18th

Sawed slabs 1/2 day

Wednesday, December 19th

I dident do eny thing

Thursday, December 20th

Snowing some - I was ofbareing in the mill 3/4 day

Friday, December 21st

Pleasant - Ofbareing to day - 1 day

Saturday, December 22nd

Doing the same - 1 day - 4 days this week - 14 days up to date

Sunday, December 23rd

Sleet - I was at home all day

Monday, December 24th

Barts folks & us went to Charley Halls to town in the eve.

Tuesday, December 25th

Pleasant - we was to town to day back to dinner Lyman & his wife was thare

Wednesday, December 26th

Pleasant - came home to day

Thursday, December 27th

I was driving Docks team 3/4 of day

Friday, December 28th

Pleasant - Chopped to day 1 day

Saturday, December 29th

In the woods to day - 1 day - 16 3/4 days

Sunday, December 30th

I was at home all day

Monday, December 31st

Worked in the saw mill - 1 day

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