Monday, September 10, 2012

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1862

We canned three bushels of peaches today, more than 30 cans.  Mrs. Terril helped us in the forenoon, but were all very tired.
A Parkersburg butcher came to inquire for beef cattle.  He said he heard William had sixty head.  He offered two cents a pound which is too low a figure, but I wish they were marketed.  In these troublous times a fine herd of cattle are tempting booty.  We, however, have little to fear from rebels just now, while the brave and energetic Col. Mulligan, (the hero of Lexington, Mo.) is in command at Parkersburg.  William came home tonight.  Mrs. Douglas Putnam buried today.

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