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Daily Archives: July 10, 1773
1773 July 10 (Saturday). Alexander came, tarrys and dines. Stays till the Sun falls, it being an uncommon hot Day. The Earth exceeding dry, and the Pastures burnt. Aged Mrs. Kelly much indisposed. Was taken ill on the 8th p.m.