21st 22nd 23d 24th I have Heard various rumors during the week
of my chances for a Clerkship and while some of them have been favor-
able others have been the reverse I got some 43 or 44 negro votes which
are contested by a part of the defeated candidates
25th Went to Henderson to day &c
26th Sunday I was at church to day Elder Peters Preached I
went in company with Elder Peters to see Joseph Cheatham who is
verry sick in the evening
27th Went to Henderson this evening in company with G G Lilly
and J H Jacobs We met with the Odd Fellows at their Hall at night
This was an anniversary meeting of the Order
28th I staid all night at B F Martins that is myself and G G Lilly
Today was a miserable cold wet day We came home in the evening
29th Went to H P Randolphs this morning and from there rode
over a good portion of the Walnut Boffoms I was taking some Ackn to
Deed Mortgages &c from Randolph
30th I went to Corrydon this evening where I remained untill
after the meeting of Johnathan Lodge IOOF at night and Had a beautifull]
moonlight ride home after the Lodge Closed This was a pleasant day
and night for the Close of a Cold disagreeable Spring month It has
rained and been verry cold from the begining with more cold disagreeable
weather than I ever remember in the month of April before
May lst - This is a beautifull day for the begining of the most
beautifull month in the year and it is Pleasant to feel the warm sunshine
_   after ,much Sold weather
2nd Went to Henderson &c The Election excitement continues
unabated The Democratic Central Committee have decided to declare
‘ that there is no nomination for Clerk but I have determined to leave this
matter to the people
7ZL*£”i/ 3 [ lp I have been so constantly away from Home that I have neglected
to keep up my Journal during the whole of the month of May I have been
busy with my Farm Hands endeavoring to Pitch a crop The early part of
the month was verry cool and lately it has been verry Hot and dry with
the close of the month we have had a fine shower this evening and allthough
hardly enough to set out Tobacco Plants it will do a gucci; great deal of
good As yet there is no Tobacco Planted and the corn crops look verry bad
as there has been no rain for 3 weeks Yet if it should be seasonable from
th we have ample time for a crop