Thursday May 5th 1898 Cool drizzly cloudy disagreeable I am at the Benz house before anyone else was I had last Eve fed & boarded my team & after breakfast paid my bill and went down town & talked with Wilson & Bramer & Willsons plumbers also with Mr. Stewart & Co & plumber I went with him to see his work in diferent homes both firms will figure on my plumbing about 10 am I started home & after a cool & very muddy ride got safe home about 2 pm & soon had a good dinner found Wes Hender here to buy horses but he & I failed to trade I went to Nira took 12 doz eggs to Ashton at 9c trade some & got a book I had sent for to the Puritan Publishing Co Boston Mass The Dictionary of U. S. History cost 1,05 Express charges 60c total 1,85 Harve split & piled wood
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