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May - June 1842 Transcription

Below is a transcription of the May - June 1842 journal. Explanations and clarifications are in [square brackets] but the (parenthesis) are a comment by the journal writer.

May 1842

10. Mary Ann Cardwell moved from the gathering Order to the first Order of the Chh. [Church family] also Louisa Menifee, alias Cowen, moved to day from the gathering order to the second Order of the Chh.

28. Commenced cutting the wheat harvest - what is called the May wheat - It is thought it will average 12 or 15 bu [bushel] pr. acre.

June 1842

Friday 3. Our Aged and venerable Brother Matthew Houston arrived here from Union Village via P. [Pleasant] Hill from which place he was accompanied by Br. John Shain. - Bro. Matthew expects to spend the Summer with us & we make him heartily welcome.

Tues. 14. Br. John Shain started on his homeward journey.

Thurs. 16. Dreadful accident - As Nelson (a free mulatto whom we have hired) was driving the team where the Brethren & hands were threshing out the wheat by carelessness let his leg be caught in the cogs, which was so mangled that it had to be amputated & of which he died in a few days! Picketing - We finished rebuilding the picket fence rows enclosing the Meeting House - That is, we used the same pickets which has been in use ever since Aug 1821 - they have lasted 20 Years, and from their present appearance they may last 20 more, but the railing had to be made entirely new. Good yet 1873 Good yet 1885! [These updates provided by Harvey L. Eades as he re-copied the journals in later years.]

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