1844 May 13th. Mr. Moon has been sick one
week. Mr. Irby has been getting shingles
that week. This day Mr. Moon came
about 12 oclock & quite unwell. Not able
to do much with a bad cold for 2 days
nearly. He just would rive shingles &
17th. A smart hail this night &
Friday 18th we planted our new ground
tobacco & on 19th we are planting our
second years ground. Finished planting
our greens in the garden.
21 Finished hilling our second years
ground. Weed out our sweet & hilled up
our Irish potates.
23rd Began to weed corn this day.
27. Replanted tobacco on holiday.
June 14. Planted tobacoo on branch this day.
Replanted lot over & began the 12th June.
to lay by corn. Moon & Irby gone for
want of plank. Work out cotton, potatoes
& planted Irish potatoes for winter use.
17 Finished weeding second years ground
& this day began to cut wheat.
20 Replanting tobacco this morning from
a light shower of rain last night.
21 Finished this morning cutting & stacking[?]
wheat & rye. Another shower of rain.
22 Sowed buck wheat this day.
Began to hill up new ground tobacco.
July 3. A fine rain last night.
Began to top tobacco. Done hilling
up new ground tobacco. Nearly done
laying by corn.
15th July. W. Sampson came here to make brick.
13 Finished making brick & have been kilning
for several days. Barber in Vaughan
place. Weather very dry & looks
like starvation in our land.