Remained in doors all day and read & wrote & in evening Alice & I attended theatre. Home Troup.
I spent most of the day at Blacksmith shop working on wagon & prepared for Canyon. Alice & I spent the evening at Estella’s where we played Crocono [crokinole].
Legrand & I went after Cedar wood & got an extra large load so top heavy that we tipped over in the Canyon & were late getting home about 7 oclock P.M. Estella & Hyrum spent the evening here & we played Crocono.
I took my team & carriage. Alice & baby, Bro & Sister Gowans to Grantsville where we attended Stake Priesthood meeting & Musical Recital in the evening & returned in the night foggy & dark. Took dinner with Sister Stookey.
I fasted & attended school & meeting at Tooele Assisted in the re-organizing of the Sunday school Superintendency. Offered opening prayr in school & closing prayr in meeting. Attended Circle meeting. Was mouth in setting apart Lafayette Orme as assistant to Bro Tate in Sunday School Superintendency.
Had to Supper School teachers Ridges & Squires Edith & Laura <Tate> Hyrum & Estella & children besides our own family. Read papers, Wrote Journal &c. [p. 93]
Sunday Jan. 12. The past week I cleaned and painted three attachments, two plows, a pair of 3 horse eveners, neckyoke &c. mixing my own paint. I went down to Bates Wednesday last and signed up the Bishop’s reports Monday 6th I went to Salt Lake with Geo. & Legrand. Got Legrand started to School, Staid at Whitehouse & returned home in the morning.
I got my wagon repaired. &c Bro. Cline of Grantsville staid all night with us 12th This Sunday Bro. Gowans and I visited E T. Ward & preached to the people in both School & meeting. Bro. Anderson met us there after school.
Bro Cline of Grantsville called & staid all night. Talked over the implement business & agreed to go in partners on the County Agency for the Newly Consolidated Co provided satisfactory arrangements could be made with them.
Did some running around getting ready to commence work on fence. Met Tooele Ward Bishoprick at Bro. Craners in the evening & with them decided to sell the old tithing lot east of here provided they could get the appraised value $250.00 Called at Prest. Gowan’s office on business by his request.
Commenced work on fence J. T. Gollaher helped me this day only. Spent the evening at Estellas.
Continued work on the front fince [fence] alone Spent the evening at home.
Continued work on fince Administered to Sister Garner & her boy. Bp Atkin assisted
Continued work on fence (front.)
Took my team & Prest Gowans accompanied me to Grantsville where we [p. 94] attended School & meeting. I spoke in former. Elder Fawson occupied all the time at meeting.
Continued work on the front fence.
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Commenced nailing on pickets & Put on 200 pickets. Sewing Machine Agents called & left Singer machine for trial.
Bought New Singer Sewing Machine price 75.00 Paid Bummer Horse 40.00 Old Machine 10.00 Cash 5.00 & $20.00 in three months. Continued work on fence.
Continued work on fence
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Weather very cold. Took team & buggy & Prest. Gowans accompanied me to Lake V. where we attended School & meeting & taught the people. I dealt with the Law of tithing & felt that I had done justice to the Subject. Took dinner at Jeremiah WhiteHouse’s Attended Committee meeting of Lake View Meeting House Committee & on my suggestion they decided to borrow 300 to meet their present demands. By request I wrote Zions Saving’s Bank & got favorable reply which I sent to Lake View Committee.
Repaired Water works, cleaned out pipe to Sink, repaired chairs, table &c. Cut up a lot of Wood.
Cut wood Swept off lumber, made pathes Cared for animals &c.
Repaired stalls in stable, Repaired harness Prepared for Missionary Social to be held at our home this night. Had about 60 people here in the evening & had a nice picnic supper & later lunch. Had a very nice & enjoyable time
Wrote up journal from the 16th from memory. Prest. Anderson called & [p. 95] took dinner with us & we the Stake presidency & Stake clerk signed up Stake tithing Reports. Finished nailing on pickets on fence in front. Cared for animals &c.
Lucena has been quite sick since Sunday 26th but is much better today but still confined to her bed.
Finished putting on square pickets &c