Monday October 10th 1898 Rain all the AM & Some times quite hard a very poor time for a Sale we arose Early & Roy soon came but the rain also soon came & Seemed to spoil all my plans but the men began to Come Early in Spite of the rain & before 11 AM we had a good crowd but it rained till plum noon we had Early dinner Jesse Leasure my auctioneer came about 9 in the rain I invited Several in to dinner H G Moore my Clerk Came in the rain about 10 AM it Stopped raining about noon & at 1 PM Leasure began Selling my stuff traps sold very low also horses the highest any brought was one colt 3 past $27 hogs sold fairly well 22 head Cattle sold well 43 head & by 4 PM we had all sold out I saved 2 Cows 5 horses & 3 pigs to take to Wellman Beamer & Co commenced putting in my furnace
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