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Written by Benjamin Franklin Blaylock
1882 Lodi, Choctaw, Mississippi
My 29th Birth Day; and with a hiered negro 73 years old we tested our skill hoeing cotton, but the aged Darkey held the lead.
Run round cotton, while I had General Harvey, the 73 year old negro hoe.
I barred off peanut patch, layed by Roasting ear patch, plowed some in the garden, and with General Harvey to help I hoed some Cotton.
With General Harvey (Col.) to help finished hoeing my cotton, and hoed the “goober” (peanut) patch
June 6 Jim Wilburn and Charity Peebles hoed corn for me at 50¢ per day, they were “Darkies” but did good work – I plowed in the corn.
Found on Family History Library Film 1421959