Saturday July 4th 1891 A very fine day I took 218# of milk to the fcty Early & we then went in wagon to Wellman to Celebrate left Bell Nellie Vic & the baby [Leslie Lewis] at home to Celebrate We had a good time heard good Speaking by Huff of Muscatine Rev Cornelius Geo Laning & others Eat our dinner under a tree with Fred Klokentager, A. Hull, E. [Ezra] & Amanda, Vic Carris’s, Charlotte Leighton Carpenter & daughter & last but not least (in Eating) Old Abe Parrish I paid Harve $5,00 he has worked 72 days & drew 33,75 Came home by the other place & watered the Steers home at sundown & found all right & the little girls had the cows up & were milking
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