Copyright 2003 Ronald Ray Turner 9901 Greenview Lane Manassas, Virginia 20109



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Prince William County Virginia

Edmund Berkeley’s

Evergreen Farm Day Book

1897 - 1905

Copyright 2003

Ronald Ray Turner

9901 Greenview Lane

Manassas, Virginia 20109


Printed in the United States of America


Jan 1, 1897 - Friday, at home
Jan 2, 1897 - Saturday, Paid Mr. Costello on threshing, settled with Robert Lansdown to date giving him note as agent for Evergreen for one hundred & thirty dollars at 12 months.
Jan 3, 1897 - Sunday, went to Maple Springs.
Jan 4, 1897 - Monday, at home, paid G---- ballance on barrels 35 cents
Jan 5, 1897 - Tuesday, Lucy came home.
Jan 6, 1897 - Wednesday, went to Dr. & John Ewells
Jan 7, 1897 - Thursday, Gave Walter Leonard order to R. Galleher for #3
Jan 8, 1897 - Friday, at home
Jan 9, 1897 - Saturday, at home
Jan 10, 1897 - Sunday, at home
Jan 11, 1897 - Monday, at home
Jan 12, 1897 - Tuesday, Major Johnson and wife spent the day.
Jan 13, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, sold Jas Carter 28 shocks of corn at 45 cents per shock.
Jan 14, 1897 - Thursday, at home, received of Jas Carter $10.50
Jan 15, 1897 - Friday, attended club dinner at Mr. Nekens, Ashby Bridge 1 bushel corn, Wallace one bushel corn, Robert Lansdown corn and 1 oz tobacco, Wm. Allen bushel corn.
Jan 16, 1897 - Saturday, at home
Jan 17, 1897 - Sunday, at home
Jan 18, 1897 - Monday, at home, sent Martha Lans 3 bar. corn $4.50 in fall
Jan 19, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, heard of Dr. Ewells death.
Jan 20, 1897 - Wednesday, went with Lucy to Dr. Ewells, sent little Lem postal order, received from Katie & dec’d $1.25
Jan 21, 1897 - Thursday, sent Caroline Mayhugh 6 barrels corn $9.50, attended Dr. Ewells funeral
Jan 22, 1897 - Friday, spent day at C. Lathams with Lucy & Fanny, paid George Galleher my fire insurance $10.95
Jan 23, 1897 - Saturday, at home, paid Walter 30 cents
Jan 24, 1897 - Sunday, went to Maple Spring
Jan 25, 1897 - Monday, at home
Jan 26, 1897 - Tuesday, getting ice, Walter helped
Jan 27, 1897 - Wednesday, snow storm, received of B. Cockerile $8 being ballance on 150 shocks of fodder sold him.
Jan 28, 1897 - Thursday, at home
Jan 29, 1897 - Friday, received of James Carter ballance on corn $1.20, paid Mary Lansdown by Nathan $1, paid Mrs. Allen $1
Jan 30, 1897 - Saturday, paid Dallas Murry $2, Walter 20 cents, Humphrey 40 cents, received of Chas. Forsythe for straw $3.00
Jan 31, 1897 - Sunday, went to Maple Spring
Feb 1, 1897 - Monday, settled with Ashby Bridge & owe him to date $18.80, paid him $1, W. Gossam C. Forsythe & A Thomas came & put 3 loads ice in ice house.
Feb 2, 1897 - Tuesday, severe blizzard, paid Walter Leonard 25 cents for Mrs. Leonard.
Feb 3, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, hauling wheat to Maj. Janney.
Feb 4, 1897 - Thursday, hauled 2 loads wheat to Maj. Janney, paid Humphrey 40 cents, paid R. Landsdown 60 cents, paid Walter cutting wood 1/2 day 25 cents.
Feb 5, 1897 - Friday, at home, hauling wheat to Major Janney.
Feb 6, 1897 - Saturday, at home, hauling wheat to Major Janney.
Feb 7, 1897 - Sunday, went to Maple Spring
Feb 8, 1897 - Monday, at home
Feb 9, 1897 - Tuesday, sent Sandy ___ to Hickory Grove to Costello in payment in full threshing account and he sent me $2 for work he failed to do, paid Walter 40 cents, paid Grady 10 cents
Feb 10, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, hauled 2 loads wheat to Maj. Janney, paid Grady in full 40 cents, paid in full Humphrey 20 cents.
Feb 11, 1897 - Thursday, at home
Feb 12, 1897 - Friday, attended club dinner at Maj. Johnsons
Feb 13, 1897 - Saturday, at home
Feb 14, 1897 - Saturday, carried Lucy to Maple Spring to see Janney who was sick.
Feb 15, 1897 - Monday, at home, hauled 13 bushel wheat & 24 bushel horse feed to Major Janney Mill making 372 20/100 bushel wheat delivered & deducted 300 bus. sold Maj. Janney, left 72.25 to my credit, Dick Harris $4.40 for flour, R. Lansdown 100 lbs. flour for the boys work.
Feb 16, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, commenced ploughing again, Rec. of _eese per A. Thomas, $1 for 10 shocks fodder.
Feb 17, 1897 - Wednesday, went to Maple Spring and H______
Feb 18, 1897 - Thursday, Ashby Bridge moved
Feb 19, 1897 - Friday, at home, paid Alice Lansdown 30 cents, sent gobbler weighing 30 1/2 lbs. to Foley ____ ____ __.
Feb 20, 1897 - Saturday, at home
Feb 21, 1897 - Sunday, rec. of Asbury Butler $2, went to Maple Spring
Feb 22, 1897 - Monday, at home, sent two bushel corn to Mountjoy & paid him in full to date.
Feb 23, 1897 - Tuesday, paid Dallas Murray, Kezse got a barrel corn $1.50
Feb 24, 1897 - Wednesday, went to Maple Spring with Maj. Janney. -----
Feb 25, 1897 - Thursday, at home, rec’d of E. H. Foley for ----- $2.50
Feb 26, 1897 - Friday, went to Plains & bought 10 bus. clover seed of Cochran & Bro. $4.50 per bus. and 4 sacks at 15 cents. $45.60
Feb 27, 1897 - Saturday, came home, paid Walter L. 50 cents, Alice Lansdown 20 cents
Feb 28, 1897 - Sunday, went to Maple Spring gave $5 to Lucy, My birth day, paid Ashley __ $6.40 cents for flour.
Mar 1, 1897 - Monday, at home, received a postal order $25 a birthday present from my darling son Douglass.
Mar 2, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, paid Alice Lansdown $2, Mary Lansdown $1.50
Mar 3, 1897 - Wednesday, went to Haymarket cashed order, sold C. Forsythe _____ $10
Mar 4, 1897 - Thursday, went to Haymarket & got postal order cashed
Mar 5, 1897 - Friday, at home, rec’d of C. Forsythe $15, paid Jas Forsythe $5
Mar 6, 1897 - Saturday, went to Plains for clover seed, Wm. Allen axe & C----
Mar 7, 1897 - Sunday, went to Maple Spring gave Lucy $6.25
Mar 8, 1897 - Monday, at home, paid Alice Lansdown $3, Walter Leonard 40 cents
Mar 9, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, John Ewell spent the night
Mar 10, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, paid Alice Lansdown $2.75, rendered note 90 days from __ for $100
Mar 11, 1897 - Thursday, at home, Lucy went to Elinor Ewells
Mar 12, 1897 - Friday, at home
Mar 13, 1897 - Saturday, attended C & paid Geo. Jacks 25 cents
Mar 14, 1897 - Sunday, went to Miss Elinor Ewells for Lucy
Mar 15, 1897 - Monday, at home
Mar 16, 1897 - Tuesday, went to Manassas to meeting of ex committee
Mar 17, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, rec’d of E. Foley 2 pts. of whiskey, V. Pallon sowing clover seed
Mar 18, 1897 - Thursday, at home, rain
Mar 19, 1897 - Friday, at home, rain, paid Walter 50 cents
Mar 20, 1897 - Saturday, at home, A. Lansdown 20 cents
Mar 21, 1897 - Sunday, went to Lucy to Maple Spring
Mar 22, 1897 - Monday, at home, Nathan Anderson shucked 46 shocks corn at 7 cents -$3.22, got 2 bushel corn --- -- making 4 1/2 hrs. at 35, 1.57, and 6 shocks fodder at 10 cents - 60 cents, Walter furnished Janney clover seed, got 1 bus. corn
Mar 23, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, Dallas Murry 2 bus corn 70 cents
Mar 24, 1897 - Wednesday, went to Maple Spring
Mar 25, 1897 - Thursday, at home, Keese got 1 bus corn 1.60 of which Walter .50
Mar 26, 1897 - Friday, at home, Spencer Stokes got 1 bus. clover seed at 4.40, paid 3.50, due 90 cents.
Mar 27, 1897 - Saturday, paid Mary Lansdown 10 cents, paid Albert Walter bus corn 35
Mar 28, 1897 - Sunday, went to Maple Spring
Mar 29, 1897 - Monday, Nathan Anderson 1 bus. corn 35, Dallas Murry 1 1/2 bus corn 52 cents.
Mar 30, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, sold Oscar Hutchison 30 lambs at 3.25 to be taken off by 1 - ----, rec’d of George Pickett 58 cents for a gallon of clover seed.
Mar 31, 1897 - Wednesday, went to Maple Spring, gave Lucy $3
Apr 1, 1897 - Thursday, at home, R. Lansdown bus. corn
Apr 2, 1897 - Friday, E. H. Foley order for barrel flour $4.50, gave J. R. Galleher order on Oscar H. for $10
Apr 3, 1897 - Saturday, planting potatoes, paid M. Allen 52 cents for butter & onion sets, also 31 cents & gave Will Leonard 25 cents
Apr 4, 1897 - Sunday, went to Haymarket to Church, paid Walter for mending ______ January 20 cents
Apr 5, 1897 - Monday, at home, Nathan Anderson keg 35, paid Frank Lansdown 50 cents, J. McIntosh got 1 1/2 gals ----? 85 cents pay tomorrow
Apr 6, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, paid J. McIntosh $1, bag corn 30
Apr 7, 1897 - Wednesday, went to Maple Spring, R. Lansdown 1/2 lbs. tobacco 25 cents.B. Rector order on Spencer Stokes 90 cents
Apr 8, 1897 - Thursday, at home, R. Lansdown cash 50 cents
Apr 9, 1897 - Friday, at home
Apr 10, 1897 - Saturday, at home
Apr 11, 1897 - Sunday, went to Haymarket to Church, dined at Maple Spring
Apr 12, 1897 - Monday, sent C. E. Jordan $2 for wine and he did not have it, W.Leonard 1 bus. corn 35 cents
Apr 13, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, Nathan Anderson 2 bus. corn in ear 35 cents, Walter Leonard 1 bus. corn 35 cents, 1 bag guano $1
Apr 14, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, Mr. Manly bus. corn 1.50, received 50 cents & 1.50 for the other barrel., $1 due
Apr 15, 1897 - Thursday, at home, A. Thomas 2 lb Gossam, opened drain from icehouse, rec’d of C. A. Heineken per Asbury Butler ---- for timber cut on me $1.50, paid Albert Lansdown $1.50, Walter Leonard 1 bus. corn 35 cents, 1 bag guano $1
Apr 16, 1897 - Friday, Walter Leonard order to Galleher 50 cents, borrowed of E. H. Foley $10, rec’d $20, $10
Apr 17, 1897 - Saturday, went to Hickory Grove & paid $5.88 to G.R. Galleher & took back order on Oscar Hutchison for $10 & received check of G. R. Galleher in charge $10, Nathan Anderson 1 bus. corn 35, making 8 1/2 bus corn & 6 shocks fodder making due 348, He shucked 48 shocks at 7 322, sent to Haymarket for lime & wine, Sent J. Jordan $1 making $3 lent him, Asher Thomas got ----- ----- --- wheat 3.45 in full
Apr 18, 1897 - Sunday, went to Haymarket to Church and dined at Maple Spring, gave little Lon to send to Lucy $3.20
Apr 19, 1897 - Monday, at home, very cold ice and frost, I am afraid the fruit is killed, set 2 turkeys on 25 eggs each
Apr 20, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, gave check to E. H. Foley
Apr 21, 1897 - Wednesday, cold, let Dallas Murray have 2 bus. seed corn 80 cents
Apr 22, 1897 - Thursday, went to Plains borrowed $5 of E. H. Foley
Apr 23, 1897 - Friday, at home
Apr 24, 1897 - Saturday, at home, attended the funeral of Mrs. Parker
Apr 25, 1897 - Sunday, went to Haymarket to church and brought Lucy home.
Apr 26, 1897 - Monday, commenced planting corn soaked in spirits of turpentine
Apr 27, 1897 - Tuesday, planting corn, very windy, R. Lansdown 1/2 bus seed corn 20 cents, 1/2 lb tobacco 20 cents
Apr 28, 1897 - Wednesday, planting corn, very windy, Nathan Anderson 1/2 bus. corn 18 cents, W. Leonard peas and lettuce 13 cents
Apr 29, 1897 - Thursday, went with Lucy to _____ & called on the ______, rec’d of Lucy for Ruby $15, Nathan Anderson cash 30 cents
Apr 30, 1897 - Friday, finished planting corn, R. Lansdown for seed corn 40 cents, Nathan Anderson 3 bus. ear corn 35 cents, 1/2 bus shelled corn to mill 20 cents, Walter Leonard 2 bus corn 75 cents, paid Albert Lansdown 85 cents
May 1, 1897 - Saturday, at home, R. Lansdown 1 bus seed corn 40
May 2, 1897 - Sunday, went to Haymarket to Church
May 3, 1897 - Monday, rain, at home, Dallas Murray 1 1/2 bus corn 53 cents
May 4, 1897 - Tuesday, sold Lucy’s heifer to Asher Thomas for $24 one half in money & 1/2 in work, rec’d cash $10, went to Alex. & then to Washington, paid E. E. Dornham in full $2.25, spent night at Sisters, ticket $1.45
May 5, 1897 - Wednesday, came to Alex., Walter Leonard $1 on shoes
May 6, 1897 - Thursday, attended funeral of Henry Green as pall bearer, Walter Leonard --apper 79 cents and soda 5 cents, Nathaniel Anderson 1 bushel & -- ---- corn 50 cents
May 7, 1897 - Friday, at home, R. Lansdown cash $1.50 per Alice, Walter Leonard 1 side of meat 18 1/2 lbs at 8 cents $1.48, Nathan Anderson 1 side of meat 14 lbs at 8 cents $1.12, Kate had filly colt
May 8, 1897 - Saturday, at home, rec’d of Asher Thomas $2 in full of cash payment on corn
May 9, 1897 - Sunday, went to Haymarket to Church, paid Lucy for corn $12
May 10, 1897 - Monday, at home working road with plough 2 horses & 5 hands including myself.
May 11, 1897 - Tuesday, at home working road with plough 2 horses & 5 hands including myself, C. Mayhugh order Janney 50 lbs flour $ (amount not given)
May 12, 1897 - Wednesday, rain, R. Lansdown 1 barrel flour $(amount not given), Nathan Anderson 1 bus corn 40 cents, Dallas Murray 2 bus corn 80 cents, R. Harris brought colt to pasture at a dollar a month.
May 13, 1897 - Thursday, rain, Walter Leonard cash 50 cents
May 14, 1897 - Friday, attended club dinner at Mr. Browns.
May 15, 1897 - Saturday, at home, Jas Hulfish sent 2 colts at $1 each per month
May 16, 1897 - Sunday, went to Sandy Moores
May 17, 1897 - Monday, bought 2 pigs from Jas Carter for Mrs. Allen for 2.50 & she paid $1 and I to give for her a bus corn $1.50
May 18, 1897 - Tuesday, working the road plough & team & 4 hands
May 19, 1897 - Wednesday, working road plough & team & 4 hands, Nathan Anderson 1 bus corn 35 cents
May 20, 1897 - Thursday, C. Forsythe got 5 bus corn 7.50 Jas Forsythe note & I owe him 2.50 on the note, Nathan 1 bus ear corn 50 cents, working road 1/2 day plough & team 3 hands, shearing sheep
May 21, 1897 - Friday, A. Thomas sheared 55 sheep at 5 cents $2.75
May 22, 1897 - Saturday, ploughing half day, Walter Leonard order to Galleher shoes & hat $1.47, sent Hailstock _____ 10 1/2 50 cents
May 23, 1897 - Sunday, at home
May 24, 1897 - Monday, at home, Jas Carter got tub? corn $2.50
May 25, 1897 - Tuesday, G. Howdershell came paid $1
May 26, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, Jas Carter brought pig & got corn in fall
May 27, 1897 - Thursday, at home
May 28, 1897 - Friday, at home, rec’d road warrant from Mr. ____
May 29, 1897 - Saturday, at home
May 30, 1897 - Sunday, carried Fanny home
May 31, 1897 - Monday, ploughing corn
Jun 1, 1897 - Tuesday, went to Mr. Heinekens with Lucy
Jun 2, 1897 - Wednesday, Miss Elinor Ewell came, E. H. Foley got 2 bus corn
Jun 3, 1897 - Thursday, Latham & Hutchison came & marked 19 lambs & bought 3 old ewes at $3 each, Miss Maude Ewell came.
Jun 4, 1897 - Friday, at home
Jun 5, 1897 - Saturday, sent off 19 lambs & 3 old ewes & 1 for J. P. Smith for which I am to let him have a buck lamb & rec’d check on Manassas Bank $83 of which $3 was for J. P. Smith, Walter Leonard order to Ray Galleher for one dollar $1
Jun 6, 1897 - Sunday, at home
Jun 7, 1897 - Monday, went to Manassas & paid Geo. Tyler taxes for estate $79.49, Robert Lansdown $2.72, Walter Leonard $1.58, Ashby Bridge $1.00, & paid E. H. Foley money borrowed $15.00 for a total of $99.79, Mack Lewis brought horse to pasture.
Jun 8, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, rain, Lucy went to Maple Spring
Jun 9, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, sold Ed Moore black & w heifer for $2.75 per hundred weight in a month at Haymarket
Jun 10, 1897 - Thursday, Martha Lansdown 1 bus corn 40 cents, Went to Mr. Johnsons for tea
Jun 11, 1897 - Friday, attended club dinner at Mr. Wilken?, E. H. Foley borrowed. $1, bought of Laura Leonard 4 chickens & she got 7 lbs. __ at 8 cents for 56 cents & to get 1 bus corn
Jun 12, 1897 - Saturday, at home, rec’d of Lucy from Julia $20, paid Alice Lansdown $1

Jun 13, 1897 - Sunday, at home


Jun 14, 1897 - Monday, went to Haymarket renewed note at 90 days paid discount $1.57, goods at Hulfishs $3.00, goods at Jordans $.60, goods at Mountjoys $2,30, lent Eva Cox $1.00, paid Mrs. Allen for Chickens $3.00, paid Humphrey in full $1.63, paid Jas Forsythe $1.25 25 cent note owe him $1, paid Frank Lansdown $1.25, Walter Leonard 10 lbs sugar 50 cents
Jun 15, 1897 - Tuesday, at home, paid Laura Leonard (torn page) on chickens, bought 1 1/2 bus corn leaving owing me (torn page), W. Leonard 1 1/2 bus corn 60 cents, Dave McClanahan horse to pasture.
Jun 16, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, rec. check from Ed Moore on heifer $10
Jun 17, 1897 - Thursday, at home, Walter L___ 1 ___ 8 1/2 lbs at 8 cents 68 cents
Jun 18, 1897 - Friday, went to Haymarket for Lester Leach postal order to E. E. _____ $2.25, Frank Lansdown cash for shoes & hat $1.75
Jun 19, 1897 - Saturday, G. A. Hulfish put up ____ & paid Geo Landsdown cash for shoes & hat $1.75, Caroline Mayhugh ax? deed to ____ Leonard trustee for Alcinda Allen for 25 acres land, paid J. P. Smith 50 cents fee, Caroline Mayhugh 1 _______
Jun 20, 1897 - Sunday, at home
Jun 21, 1897 - Monday, commenced cutting rye
Jun 22, 1897 - Tuesday, went to Haymarket to meet Billy, cutting rye
Jun 23, 1897 - Wednesday, cutting rye and wheat
Jun 24, 1897 - Thursday, cutting wheat, Albert Lansdown $1 for Alice
Jun 25, 1897 - Friday, cutting wheat, Mrs. Allen $1 for eggs, R. Lansdown 1 1/2 bus corn 60 cents, Walter Leonard fly paper 5 cents
Jun 26, 1897 - Saturday, at home harvesting, Walter Leonard $1
Jun 27, 1897 - Sunday, at home
Jun 28, 1897 - Monday, at home, paid Gossam on ___ $1
Jun 29, 1897 - Tuesday, harvesting wheat, to Haymarket for Katie, got 12 lbs mutton from Rector? due $1.20, provisions from Mountjoy $1.90
Jun 30, 1897 - Wednesday, harvesting wheat
Jul 1, 1897 - Thursday, at home
Jul 2, 1897 - Friday, rec’d of Butler Baker for pasture $1 in full
Jul 3, 1897 - Saturday, ploughing corn, Oscar Hutchison marked 11 lambs
Jul 4, 1897 - Sunday, at home, Billy went to Aldie, Albert Lansdown cash $1
Jul 5, 1897 - Monday, sent 11 lambs to Oscar Hutchison and rec’d check $26.50, borrowed of Kate $10, went to Manassas to mass meeting & appointed delegate to Roosevelt, paid Moran Smith to Jernal? $1, got suit of clothes for Humphrey $3.20
Jul 6, 1897 - Tuesday, commenced stacking, rec’d of Bev Coombs $15 in corn, paid Brooke Rector in full $3.15, paid Mountjoy in full $5.41
Jul 7, 1897 - Wednesday, Walter Leonard 11 1/2 lbs mid. 92 cents, Alcinda for Laura Leonard 50 cents, paid Alice for Albert fox scalp 50 cents, Mrs. Allen on chickens $1.25
Jul 8, 1897 - Thursday, paid Buck Jeffner on colt $5, to Walter 50 cents
Jul 9, 1897 - Friday, paid Walter $3, carried Billy to Maple Spring, paid Mountjoy for chickens $2
Jul 10, 1897 - Saturday, at home, paid W. Gossam ballance on 10 $1
Jul 11, 1897 - Sunday, at home, Mrs Allen paid for pickles 50 cents
Jul 12, 1897 - Monday, went to Manassas, attend Mrs. Smiths funeral
Jul 13, 1897 - Tuesday, paid Mrs. Allen money for __ $1, George Lamb ___ cash 65 cents and order to Rector for (not given)
Jul 14, 1897 - Wednesday, at home, finished stacks
Jul 15, 1897 - Thursday, at home
Jul 16, 1897 - Friday, at home
Jul 17, 1897 - Saturday, gave Robert order to to Mountjoy for pr. pants 60 cents.
Jul 18, 1897 - Sunday, nothing written
Jul 19, 1897 - Monday, nothing written
Jul 20, 1897 - Tuesday, sent 7 lambs to Florence rec’d check $19.25, also delivered heifer to ____ $13.68 __ bal.
Jul 21, 1897 - Wednesday, paid Albert Landsdown in full $1.40, P Frank for driving heifer 25 cents, went to Manassas to Confederate Reunion with Lucy, Julia a and Katie, rehearsed original poem. “The South Received her hardest blow when Abraham Lincoln died, which was received with much applause.
Jul 22, 1897 - Thursday, paid Mary Landsdown $3, Alice Landsdown $2, paid Mrs. Allen $1.50, rec’d Allie Gossam $ 1 in full
Jul 23, 1897 - Friday, at home
Jul 24, 1897 - Saturday, at home, paid Wm. Gossam $2, chickens and ducks? owe him 40c, got barrel flour from Janney’s Mill, paid Mrs. Allen on eggs 35c and for e- ballance 18c
Jul 25, 1897 - Sunday, at home, had a mare taken very bad
Jul 26, 1897 - Monday, at home
Jul 27, 1897 - Tuesday, at home
Jul 28, 1897 - Wednesday, at home
Jul 29, 1897 - Thursday, at home, paid Walter cash $2
Jul 30, 1897 - Friday, at home, Catherine ___ birthday, paid Frank Lansdown 50c
Jul 31, 1897 - Saturday, at home, Walter Leonard 1 middling 17 lbs. at 8c
Aug 1, 1897 - Sunday, at home,
Aug 2, 1897 - Monday, went to Manassas to ___ coat, vest & shoes $5.85 ($1.50 on next line?)
Aug 3, 1897 - Tuesday, went to Manassas & _____, paid Jas E. Herrel $1.75 for rendering? deed from Caroline Mayhugh to Walter Leonard __ __ Alcinda Allen
Aug 4, 1897 - Wednesday, paid Mary Landsdown on mothers ___ $1.75
Aug 5, 1897 - Thursday, at home
Aug 6, 1897 - Friday, attended dinner at Love’s, had a good time, heard with grief of R.Taylor Scotts death.
The following was written between the entries of Aug 6, 1897 and Aug 7, 1897.
As the recognized greatest paper of the age I think you are peculiarly fitted to take the initiative in a national movement. Not long ago there was an effort made to return the captured battle flags to the South. The opposition to this was so marked that it was apparent to all that the bitterness of the Civil Conflict had not died out. While I think it exceedingly doubtful whether the South would desire to receive them. I do not know why the North should wish to preserve as mementos evidences of the past that with ample resources of men and money and motivations of war she was four years in winning out a force many times smaller than her self. Be this as it may, the enthusisiam with which President McKinley’s action in regard to Confederate graves was received by the nation gives evidence of a total revelation of feeling and I believe a proposition coming from you to collect & make a bonfire of all captured flags & banners as a peace offering on the alter of restored brotherhood would meet the approval of the entire nation. As the time is rapidly approaching where the numerous associations will meet in the memory of the great man who had he but lived would have bid the billows of dead to be still. It seems that time to coordinate such an effort is particularly fitting. Give these hurried remarks your consideration and if you think the idea worthy of being carried out sent your effort to the cause.

Edmund Berkeley

Haymarket, VA
Yes hunt up the banners & burn them

Then gather the ashes and urn them

Next give them a grave

Neath the blue ocean wave



Where no mortal eye can discern them
Aug 7, 1897 - Saturday, at home, had Martha ____ christened, Mrs. Allen 1 middling 17 lbs. 8c $1.36.
Aug 8, 1897 - Sunday, , at home
Aug 9, 1897 - Monday, went to picnic at Sprout Ford then to Manassas in route to the Roanoke Convention, rec of Jas Hulfish on pasture $2.50
Aug 10, 1897 - Tuesday, slate for Roanoke Convention 2 went out to W. W. Berkeleys
Aug 11, 1897 - Wednesday, attended convention & nominated or at least assisted in nom. J. Hoge Tyler for Gov., E. Echols for Lieut Gov. & Montague for Attorney General, Walter & Robert & Mr. Allen Carr 1 1/2 bus each
Aug 12, 1897 - Thursday, left for home and reached Manassas at 7 next morning, Mr. Allen $1.25
Aug 13, 1897 - Friday, arrived at home & found all well, rec’d of Mark Lewis $2 for pasture, paid Frank Landsdown 75 cents
Aug 14, 1897 - Saturday, at home, paid Rookwood 50 cents in full, Lucy went to Maple Spring gave her $4
Aug 15, 1897 - Sunday, at home
Aug 16, 1897 - Monday, sent postal order to E. E. Dornham & Company $4.75 in full to date, Butler Baker put mare in pasture
Aug 17, 1897 - Tuesday, Walter Leonard cash $1
Aug 18, 1897 - Wednesday, went on Cam? to Delaplane & out to Boling Robertson & had a splendid supper, ticket $1.40
Aug 19, 1897 - Thursday, came home, Julia & Julia & Mary Len left.
Aug 20, 1897 - Friday, paid Robert Lansdown per Alice $1.50
Aug 21, 1897 - Saturday, rec’d of Geo. Payne $1 in full pay, sent Lucy money order $4.50


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