July 4, 1885

Saturday, July 4th 1885   A very fine day   Roy & Nora & Sylvia went to Wellman to celebrate   I gave them $2,50  & helped Adam lay floor in horse stable & weighed corn for Joe Berger   he brought 5 loads  126 ½ bu & I paid him all of 36 cts a bushel & we are square   Roy & Ford [possibly Edwin Coulter Ford][1] worked on the ventilator   Mrs. Joe England came over to see us & take dinner & I went & helped her across the bridge down west   tis badly out of repair   Den has worked 5 days & has worked 3 m [months] & 16 days & drew $15,55  $1,05 for 2nd pr [pair] plow shoes

[1] 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Dutch Creek District, Washington County, Iowa, Roll T9-369, Enumeration District #142, pg. 168D

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