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oclock (noon) After dinner we took our horses to the sick lines & had them clipped. a gang of "niggers are on to clip them (about 20 or 30 of them) & they are "quick & dirty" knocking the hair off them, one nigger clips a horse in about an hour, Idleboy objected to the niggers more than he did to the clippers, & this afternoon it rained for a wonder & we had a very nice fall there must have been 10 points altogether; Stan dealt his horse away for a mare of Major Granvilles, I believe "Cob" is to be used as a pack horse & he is a good horse

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