Monday, October 15, 2007

Page Forty John Braden's Diary

sunday the 6
i sold 3 pigs today for $6 00 & 4 more to go in september for $8 00 i wint up town saw emel we got a letter from effie

monday the 7
worked on the railroad baxter paid me the $3 00 on pigs

saturday the 12th
work on railroad wint over to toms to a dance ma went over to johns john gatton's sick

sunday the 13th
john sent his horse over here last night tom & grace & Hatty Harry & John went out to my tater pach to get me some patatoes

monday 14
i work today

tuesday 15
i work today

wensday 16th
dident work to day i sold $22 70 worth of chickens bought a bundle of laths to fix the fence poot $6 00 in the bank for E. ____ for my rent george & pa got to Johns to day pa is here to nite

thursdat the 17th
worked today


At 12:43 PM, Blogger Kunoichi said...

He sold pigs for $2 and $3 each - and sold $22.70 worth of chickens?

That must've been a LOT of chickens!

At 4:29 PM, Blogger The Travelers Journal said...

I can't even imagine how many chickens that would have to be. Maybe the intent was $6 or $8 per pig, but even still that seems like a big difference!


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