Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Feb 1, 1858

Very Pleasant & Cold, at sunrise 8 above zero grew much warmer towards noon. Commenced and split 5 ½ hours 1 ½ cds and cut part of Mrs. Wrights wood Jos went to Mr. Cooks & in afternoon, he helped Wm Miller draw lumber from the mill. Went to the sing at Mr. Deans with Sarah & Mrs. Richardson in eve.

In the 1850s, on a busy working farm in the southern part of Franklin, a man named George Wadsworth started writing in a journal about everyday events. When he filled that journal, he bought another, and filled that up too. Two dozen journals, and 27 years later, he had written about almost everything that can happen in a small New England town. His words were lost to history until 1986, when town resident Gail Lembo came across some of the journals at a yard sale. 

From the Franklin Historical Museum website  

Note: The vote to continue was close but positive for continuing: 13 for, 10 against. The diary skips Feb 1892 and picks up again in April. What I have done to keep with the February period is go back to one of the earlier years in the diary, 1858. 

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