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Sunday 7. The inflamation about my ear has disappeared altogether & I feel no pain, but my hearing is no better. The discharge still continues, but not so copiously as at first. 
I received yesterday from Mr Ford a note inclosing the amount of a due bill given to me a year ago for wages due for Pompey who worked upon his house, amounting to $112.60/100 There are clouds this morning & the children tell me it has been thundering. This is a good sign of rain, but "all signs fail in a dry time". Tomorrow will complete 7 weeks of Drought, with the exception of two or three light showers which did not penetrate deep enough to take corn out of twist I am surprised at the endurance of vegetation under such trying conditions. My corn on the highland is ruined I fear without hope; but that in the valley still keeps a good colour. Potatoes have felt the effects of these light showers in reviving the drooping leaves, & some of the garden vegetables stand it

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1861:Page 64

  • Date

    1861-07-07

  • Subject

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    Ravenel family

    Fungi of Carolina

    Illustrated by Natural Specimens of the Species

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    Berkeley County (S.C.)--History--19th century

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    United States--Description and travel

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

  • Description

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • People

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Location

    Aiken County (S.C.)

  • Scientific Plant Names

    Unknown or Not Applicable

  • Common Plant Names

    Corn

    Potatoes

  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library