January 1869 (Preview)

of the George William Washington Diary

This is a preview into the diaries for the year of 1869.
The full Diary for 1869 will be transcribed and published later.

1st, 38°, Friday: A night of rain, hail and snow, and still at it. Gave Sam and Gus $1 each for their work at the ice house. Sent them to Springfield to get their feet measured for a pair of shoes. The gentlemen left after breakfast. A note from Rob White requesting my presence at Romney tomorrow. An exceedingly disagreeable day. James Gibson and Jno. Inskeep sat till bedtime. Jim and George got home after dark. The close of the first day of another New Year. God grant that this year may be more profitably spent, ( ) than any of the past.

2nd, 28°, Saturday: {Jo lost from Christmas to today, 7 days} Quite a fog,

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