4 Cold and pleasant most of the day,done the chores and split some wood in the forenoon. McClair & wife comeover and my wife and I went to Mr. Grimes to the funeral of their little boy.Clara Gidel and her little brother here in the evening. Cold and pleasant thisevening.
6 Got quite as cold last night andpleasant and thawing all day very fast. Went over to McClair's and worked 3/4 daycutting logs. Sammy sick today with cold on his lungs.
7 Thawed all night and rained by spellsall day. All I done today was the chores and set up a bench this evening. Wethink, Sammy [a
8 Froze a little last night but thawingthrough the day. Went over to the school house and fixed a bench and come home.McClair came here at noon, went to the schoolhouse and banked up the house andI come home. Freezing a little this evening.
9 Snowing in the morning and most allday but not very cold. Staid at home all day and no one here. We think Sammy issome better, quite warm this evening.
11 Froze some last night, thawing sometoday and snowing a little. Went out and tried to find something to make atroth [trough?] but
12 Froze quite hard last night and coldwind all day but thawing some in the sun. Cut, split and thawed some wood tothe house. Went out to McClairs towards night and got some soap and brought hissaw home to fix. Cold and pleasant this evening.
16 Froze again last night, warm andpleasant all day. Staid at home all day and read Young
my wife and Jennie
gone to McClairs, they are most allsick. Jennie staid to help them.
20 Froze again last night and snowed alittle and snowed a little by spells all day. Feeling a little better today,did not do anything only my chores. My wife and I went over to McClair's inafternoon to see how the sick were, some of them better and some about thesame. Still snowing in the evening.
21 Froze some last night and snowedsome, snowed moderately by spells all day and wind from N.W. Staid in the housethe most of the day. Troubled with a giddiness most of the day. Clear andPleasant this evening.
22 Warmer again today and pleasant. cuta little wood in the morning, went to town in afternoon. did not get any mail.Got some thread, saw the boss vessel builder, found 1 could get work on thebarges in 0. R.
26 Snowed most of the night and all theforenoon. Did not snow in afternoon but wind blowed quite hard. Worked on planewood in forenoon, cut some daughts of wood in the afternoon. Pleasant and stillthis evening. My wife at Wallins yet.
27 Froze last night pleasant all daybut rather cool. Went to Mr. Doanes to get two school orders signed. then wentto McClairs. Came home took out a hole of potatoes, then sawed some wood.McClaar came and thawed me some wood. Susie Breuckman here tonight, clear thisevening.
28 Froze last night but thawing todayand pleasant in the forenoon. Rained in the afternoon, then just at evening,went to McClairs in morning and helped him unload some hay, then came home andwent to school in afternoon. it was the lastday of school. Tanner brought my wife home this evening and took her backagain.
29 Thawing all night but getting coldertoday. went to the school house and moved the stove, came home cut some wood.Went to town in the afternoon, stopped at Wallins and James Caseys, went andsaw Burdett [a
2. Snowed a little again last night,thawing again today, last night's snow all gone. sawed wood he rest of the dayafter it quit snowing. Sammy went to town to carry my wife some clean clothes.shot two red squirrels this P.M. at the barn.
3 Froze a little last night but thawingtoday and quite pleasant. went to town with McClairs team and got a load oflumber and brought home. McClair went down with his horse. I went to McClairsin the afternoon and helped him saw a little wood. Looks like snow thisevening.
4 Warm and pleasant most of the day,went to McClairs and helped him saw 3/4 of day, some appearance of rain thisevening, wind blowing quite strong from S. E.
5 Warm and pleasant most of the day,went to town with McClair in the morning. he got some feed then he brought up aload of lumber for me from Moores mill. we took dinner at Mr. Caseys with mywife. Mrs., Casey improving slowly, raining this evening,
8 Snowy this morning and a little snowlast night. Came to Saugatuck in the morning, went to work for Bird and Ensignin the afternoon. rained all the afternoon and evening. Stopped with old Mr.Bird and had dinner and supper.
9 Colder this morning and wind blowingquite hard from S. W. Mr. Moreland did not work so I came home after I got mybreakfast, went to Stantons and got some horsereddish and brought home. My wifecame home yesterday from Mr. Caseys, snowing this afternoon.
13 Froze a little last night butpleasant today, our family all went over to McCIairs, came home just at night.cool and pleasant this evening.
16 More cold again today and cloudy allday and raining a little. worked all day on the Bird mill repairing for Birdand Ensign. raining a little this evening got my N.Y. Sun and let Mr Pond takeit home to read.
17 Misty and rainy most of the day anda few flurries of snow in the afternoon. . Worked all day for Bird and Ensignon mill repair, still cold and misty this evening.
18 Cold and cloudy all day, worked allday for Bird and Ensign at repairing the Bird mill. went to the drug store inthe evening and saw Burdett. still cold this evening and clear.
19 Frost this morning, pleasant all daybut cold wind. worked all day for Bird and Ensign on mill repairs. got a blankdeed of Ensign and some Butter of H. D. Moore. Jennie in town tonight. Worked 9days in all for Bird and Ensign on mill repairs. Had 26 meals $5.57.
20 Pleasant and more warm today, staidat home all day. McClairs folks all over here to dinner. Joseph Ainsley came upand Lizzie Newnham our teacher up. Mrs. Titus and son came up and broughtJennie home from Saugatuck.
21 Heavy frost this morning, pleasantbut cold, wind the most of the day. cut wood in the forenoon, chores aroundsome in the afternoon, then came to Saugatuck got my tools and brought them toMoores to go to work in the morning, took supper with Mr. Casey.
22 Staid all night with Casey, groundcovered with snow this morning and staid on all day in places. Worked all dayfor H. D. Moore on piaz[z]a
24 Not quite as cold this morning,pleasant all day with cold wind. worked all day for H. D. Moore on boardinghouse, read the Hoosier Schoolmaster till 12 o'clock at night and finished it.Had 3 meals.
2 5 Froze and frost this morning andsnowed in the forepart of the day, cold and pleasant in the afternoon. workedall day on H. D. Moore's piaza. went to Mr. Newnhams in the evening and gotsome rose slips, got a letter for Jennie. Had 3 meals.
26 Frost this morning, rather warm andpleasant all day. worked all day for H. D. Moore got an order of Moore on JohnBurn of five dollars. got some things. Warren Pratt brought them home for me. had3 meals. Through the week, 16 meals.
27 Warm and Pleasant all day. staid athome all day and read in the Hoosier Schoolmaster. Joseph Ainsley and hissister came up and brought the teacher just at night.
28 Warm and pleasant tiI just at nightthen it got colder. came to Saugatuck and worked 3/4 of day for H. D. Moore onboarding house. went up town in the evening and saw Burdett and got my Tribune.Had 2 meals.
29 Warm and pleasant in forenoon butgrows cold in the afternoon and quite cold this evening but pleasant. workedall day for H. D. Moore on boarding house. went up town in the evening. got aletter from H. L. Olcott. Had 3 meals.
30 Warm and pleasant all day, looks alittle like rain this evening. worked all day for H. D. Moore on boarding house.went up town in the evening and got some charcoal and came home. Had 3 meals.