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Daily record of passing events on Eustatia Plantation, during the week commencing on the 22nd day of April 1860

the 22

Sunday. this day clowdy & warm the Negroes all at rest I gave the Negroes tobacco to day
2 sick

the 23

Monday. this day clear & cool we had rain last night all hands working in the new ground

the 24

Tuesday. this day clear & cool 8 ploughs baring the cotton the ballance of the hands scraping They scraped 50 acres to day 1 hand minding the mules to grass and driveing up the cattle at night 1 carpenter at work in pigen house 2 cooking 1 sick nurse
2 sick

the 25

Wednesday. this day clear & cool the same work as yesterday. River riseing
3 sick

the 26

Thursday. this day clear & cool the same work as yesterday River riseing within 15 feet of top of the bank
3 sick

the 27

Friday. this day clear & cool the same work as yesterday River still riseing
all well

the 28

Saturday. this day clear & pleasant the same work to day as yesterday untill 12 oclock I gave the hands this afternoon
all well
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