Wednesday August 18 1886 Warm & dry one of the tiling hands went home tis too dry to tile 3 hands tiled went to Washington  to Dem Co Convention Uncle Sam Story & Geo Story rode down with me & uncle Sam & Geo Wymer rode back with me also Elsie Fosters boy I took dinner at Elsie Fosters I got 2 one gal jugs to bring to the tile hands & set them down at the foot of stairs leading up to Convention some wag pasted a label on the jugs Democratic Convention up Stairs I came down in time to Save one of the jugs & to see old Mayer a Staunch democrat break the other I explained he foamed about the reps & got me another jug Mag was sick to day the boys finished shingling the binder shed & hauled manure
 The town of Washington was the county seat of Washington County, Iowa
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