Wednesday, February 6, 2013

1862 February 2 Campbell County, Va.

[from the diary of George W. Dabney, Clerk of Campbell County]

pleasant nay warm Th 60 Snow
disappeared entirely -- got our mail this
morning - news of blockade at Charles-
ton raised & naval fight - cheering pros-
pects of peace at hand - Dick Clement
here to buy beef - referred him to Pa
offered $200 for both - Hung up meat
hams & shoulders with hickory ashes &
black pepper rubbed on - now 8 weeks
& 4 days since the meat was packed in salt
'Lias off to town - with 4 midling
fruit trees (to [?] am) hominy 1 bush
to Pa. - road bad 2 horses to cart

MSS 3315

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