Iowa Byington Reed diary, January 1, 1872-December 31, 1874

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1st Diary For 1872 Monday, Jan 1st 1872 Did not teach today nor did we have company as we usually do. It was the busiest day I have put in for some time if I only work so well all the year I will accomplish wonders. But according to rule a good beginning makes a bad ending hope I will prove an exception. With Mother's help I made and put down a new carpet in the back room up stairs and two new strips in the parlor. Mr Huebner called a few minutes this afternoon enjoyed his call very much. In the evening sewed on the waist of my black dress, retired early as I was suffering with a severe cold Recieved from Mr McSparen the sum of $26.00 my wages for the first month I taught Thus ends the first day of the week and the first day of the new year. Tuesday, Jan 2nd 1872 I felt horrid this morning how a bad cold will affect one. I went to school and got along very well did not have a very full attendance consequently it was not so hard After I came home I made a fire in the