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Samuel McClain Papers: Transcripts - MS 640
1 Tuesday. I am sick today.
2 Wednesday. I am sick today.
3 Thursday. Findley Barton died today. I am so sick I can't go to see him.
4 Friday. I am sick today.
5 Saturday. I was layd out to die, but God spaired my life a little longer.
6 Sunday. I am sick today.
7 Monday. I am sick today. Wilson Brown died today.
8 Tuesday. I am gaining some, but very slow. I hope that I'll soon be able to be around again.
9 Wednesday. I very unwell yet. We get but little grub.
10 Thursday. I am gaining some.
11 Friday. I feel better today. W.H. Wheeler died today.
12 Saturday. All well. I am now on the mend.
13 Sunday. I am giting better. Got a bad cough.
14 Monday. Big talk of us being exchanged. I hope it true. Hard work to keep the lice all killed.
15 Tuesday. I am on the mend, but very weak. I eat crust coffee.
16 Thursday. [Actually Wednesday - some day confusion] Cool this morning. I bought a vest today for seven dollars in confed.
17 Friday. [Thursday] I am some better today. Pleasant day. Walter Wood died today. 12 hundred died since we come hear.
18 Saturday. [Friday] I am some better today.
19 Sunday. [Saturday] Wet day today. I am about the same.
20 Monday. [Sunday] Raining yet.
21 Monday. Raining yet.
22 Tuesday. I am gitting better sloly. I thank God for it.
23 Wednesday. Coald night. Froze hard. I slep coald.
24 Thursday. Pleasant day. I feel better today.
25 Friday. Pleasant day. I am better.
26 Saturday. All got 1/4 rations today.
27 Sunday. I dreampt that I was at home talking with my wife & got something good to eat. I got a letter from home today & was glad to hear from home.
Dec. 16 This day poor Sammie bid farewell to earth and its sorrows.
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