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August 1897


1 August 1897 • Sunday

I went to Conference at Grantsville & attended the Meetings Spoke for 35. minutes upon the Subject of sabbath breaking principally no previous preparation. Bro. Lyman rode home with me. [p. 180]

2 August 1897 • Monday

Returned to my work of cutting grain at Steels Lake View early in the morning. Cut all day Slept at steels in wagon of wheat. Legrand with me.

3 August 1897 • Tuesday

I finished cutting grain for Steels 59 A in all & moved upon the hill to Rasmussens & commenced cutting grain.

4 August 1897 • Wednesday

Finished cutting 14½ A of wheat for Rasmussen & moved down to Clarks of E.T. & made a start cutting.

5 August 1897 • Thursday

E.T. Clarks Farm. I cut grain all day

6 August 1897 • Friday

Continued cutting grain for Mrs Clark. Heavy rain at noon stopped uf [us?] off cutting 5 hrs.

7 August 1897 • Saturday

I finished cutting 63 A grain for Sister Clark & moved up to Tooele. I cut a load of my spring grain about two acres.

8 August 1897 • Sunday

home

I Attended School & meeting & circle. Offered closing pray at meeting

9 August 1897 • Monday

I cut 18 acres of my grain which finished the Seasons cutting

10 August 1897 • Tuesday

Threshers all day. Had them to dinner [p. 181]

11 August 1897 • Wednesday

Finished threshing about 10 A.M. 612 bu wht & 142 bu. barley I cleaned up about stacks & went to Lakeview in afternoon & got 105 bu. toll wheat. from Spray & steel & Rasmussen.

12 August 1897 • Thursday

Made another trip to Lakeview with two teams one 2 horse & one 4 horse team. Got 105 bu. wheat bal. of toll from there for cutting.

13 August 1897 • Friday

I put screen up to hall window. put down carpet in front room & did other indoor work.

14 August 1897 • Saturday

Tooele day at Lake. Geo & Nerva took my carriage & with others went to Lake. I took team & buggy & went to Lake Leg. & Joel accompanied me. I went on into Town & made some purchases. Arrived home at 10 P.M. Sold McBride 100 bu. wheat at 70¢. cash.

15 August 1897 • Sunday

Tooele I attended School & offered closing prayr. Bro Lyman present. Bro Craner fell off stand

Attended meeting Bro Lyman present. I read from Des. News of Aug 14, 1897 an ac[p. 182]count of the Moses Thatcher trial by S.L. Stake High Council his compliance & also a 10 page letter from Bro Roberts to Bro Thatcher. This reading occupied 1 hrs time of meeting. Attended circle & presided & offered opening prayr. Mrs Whitney took dinner with us at 6 P.M. Green Corn & Melons. &c.

I wrote up my journal & read the Juvenile & the News. All well.

16 August 1897 • Monday

Tooele Commenced putting up Abram’s hay on shares. Hauled four loads into the stack for one in the field. Hanks & Rimington went in with me. Put 15 loads in stack

17 August 1897 • Tuesday

Put 17 loads hay in stack.

18 August 1897 • Wednesday

Put 15 loads in stack.

19 August 1897 • Thursday

Broke two poles to cable & had to splice them & put 7 loads in stack.

20–21 August 1897 • Friday–Saturday

Hauled for self 4¾ tons & put 11 loads in stack.

22 August 1897 • Sunday

Attended meeting & Circle & presided at latter. Pronounced blessing upon Nellie Adams of Eureka. Did some writing

23 August 1897 • Monday

I finished hauling hay for Doremus & for self. Tues.

24 August 1897 • Tuesday

I went over & saw J. B. Bowden on business [p. 183] Got 3 bu. lime to plaster closet & got Jas St. Clair to run it off. Got my team shoed &c.

25 August 1897 • Wednesday

Tooele I hauled rock for F. M. Davis

26 August 1897 • Thursday

Hauled rock for F. M. Davis

27 August 1897 • Friday

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Geo & Joel hauled sand for Davis 1/2 da[y]. Got drill shoes put on Drill.

28 August 1897 • Saturday

Tooele Hauled rock for F. M. Davis

29 August 1897 • Sunday

Attended School, meeting & Circle.

30 August 1897 • Monday

Tooele Weather warm.

I worked on wagon box of heavy wagon nearly all day. The plasterer finished closet. Alice was taken sick & I called Dr. Davis in at 12 o’clock Midnight and at 3 4<.03> A.M. Tues 31st The baby (a girl) was born. Sister Mary Dunn was with us and Louise Rimington doing the house work.

31 August 1897 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather cooler.

Our baby girl came at 4:03 A.M. O.k. I spent most of my time at home in the house. Did some writing. Wrote agreement between Mother & Bro. Bowden. [p. 184] Made two trips to Bowdens got deed & agreement signed & former acknowledged.