Wednesday Oct 13 Cold & a NW wind it begins to act & feel much like winter I cut & piled my last plant of Sweet corn I hauled 5 loads heaping wagon beds full of punkins mostly green & badly frost bit it froze hard last night I put about half the punkins the ripest in the Cellar the green frost bit in the barn & will feed them to the Cows as fast as I can Harvey Carr  came from Minnesota & is here to Stay to night we have fire in the grate
 Harvey Taylor Carr is Isaac’s oldest, and only, child from his first marriage to Elizabeth Taylor who was Margaret Taylor Carr’s older sister.
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