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381 27th I was hunting some Cattle with G B Martin to day we managed between us to find and drive home some six or sedven head I was at singing School at night 28th Sunday I was at Church this morning Elder Redford Preached this was a pleasant day 29th A wet disagreeable day I have been striping Tobacco &c to day 30th To day ends the month of November the day has been cool and take the month alltogether it has been a cold wet disagreable month · in fact the month of October was a cold winter month & November has been if anything worse than Oct I am glad to see the cold disagreeable Fall at an end and as old winter is now upon we can look forward to winter sure enough and Prepare for it During the fall I have done but little on the Farm I have just commenced to Strip out my crop of Tobacco and am not done gathering my Corn as yet To night as I take a last Faxqwell of Nov I remember several Persons who have Passed away with it and it seems strange to me how little we head the solemn warning Prepare to meet thy god December lst — To day Old Winter Commences on Earth Proper allthough he has been here in Reality for some time I was Striping Tobacco &c to day 2nd Went to Henderson I sold a Small load of Tobacco Belonging to Isaac Cooper at $8 for the Good & $4. 55 for the Lugs This was verry Indiferent Frost Bitten Stuff 2rd I was Killing Hogs to day I Killed 11 head that weighed 1800 lbs net this was the first clear day for a long time · 4th At work about home to day we had another wet evening and night 5th Sunday I was at Singing School this morning also in the evening this was a gloomy miserable day and if this be a Type of the month it will be a Dark 6th Went to Henderson in Company with B F Martin I was Summoned on the Jury but I was excused by the Judge 7th We that is B F Martin & Myself drove our Cattle to the Bend to day &c