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407 2nd Went to Henderson to day There was but little excitement over the Election the Democratic Majority being so large that the result was a foregone conclusion 3rd From this date up to the 13th there was nothing of importance to write about I was Busy about the farm Hunting Cattle &c 13th I was at Church this evening Elder Lacy Preached 14th Sunday I was at Church this morning Elder Lacy Preached also at Sabbath School at the Baptist Church We have two Sabbath Schools now at the Methodist Church in the morning , and the Baptist Church in the evening 15th This has been a cold wet disagreeable August day I spent the day about Home 16th I went to the Chaylebiate Springs in Union Co in Company with J E Fegan I left him there as he wished to try the waters for his Health but fear that it will do him no good for I think he has Con- sumption I came Home in the evening in Company with Mrs Chappeze 17th Went to Henderson to day There is nothing talked of now but the War Between France & Prussia the Telegraph Brings us the news allmost as soon as if the fighting was on our own Soil 18th About the farm &c to day 19th I was one of the Commissioners to divide the John Perry Lands again and I am in Hopes we arranged that matter satisfactorily this time to all Parties concerned 20th Doing nothing in particular 2lst Sunday I went to the Chaleybiate Springs this morning after . Mr Fegan I found him no Better and I fear worse than when I left him We came Home in the evening 22nd About the farm &c This was my Birth day I am 38 years Old so the Old Fashioned Bible says and I believe from my own feelings that the Old record is a true one as I am growing old and I fear I am not improveing that growth as I should