October 11, 1885

Sunday, Oct 11   An uncommon fine day   Salted the Steers   painted my water tubs & Mag & I & 4 kids went to Joe Englands visiting   Vic came over & he & I & Joe went to Hughbanks place & surveyed & finished laying off the watering place & back to Joe Englands for Supper or late dinner & a good one   Vic done the Engineering & he is a good hand & a very accommodating neighbor   I came home by Vics & left his level & straight edge   he will order my water pipe 85 feet & elbow & short 3 pieces   Eliza Stayed with Nora & N. Miller   Malks Newland [S. Malachi Neuland][1] came here in the Eve.

[1] 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Lime Creek Township, Washington County, Iowa, roll T9-368, ED #131, page 10C

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