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6 [[red underlined]] Catlow found good second hand Studebaker for $450 so lent him the money [[/red underline]] by check which he cashed and I to have a mortgage until paid In return he will [[strikethrough]] let me [[/strikethrough]] give me service Experimented with [[red underlined]] windmill [[/red underlined]] and find that most irrigation can be done directly from this excellent windmill instead of resorting to expensive electric pump current Engaged [[red underlined]] William Robinson [[/red underlined]] colored at $2.50 per day. Excellent reference from Commodore Monroe as laborer. Put him to cut [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]] down the tall bamboos which are interfering with the [[end page]] [[start page]] 7 Royal Palms. Some stems measure over 48 feet. Busy day. Grape juice ferments well. [[strikethrough underlined]] Dec. 31. [[/strikethrough underlined]] Sent a night letter telegram New Years wishes to whole family. To bed early [[strikethrough underlined]] Jan. 1 1928 Up early [[/strikethrough underlined]] Today [[red underlined]] bought 2 second hand mahogany desks [[/red underline]] and some other office materials [[underlined]] Jan 1. 1928 [[/underlined]] [[strikethrough]] E?? [[/strikethrough]] A quiet yet busy day. Started [[red underlined]] one batch dried raisin wine, [[/red underlined]] added some of the fermenting grape juice Fermentation had started by afternoon. Day [[red underlined]] spent exploring property and experimenting with windmill [[/red underlined]] and writing letters. Enjoyed sitting near shore and [[red underlined]] planning new breakwater. [[/red underlined]] Received a New Years telegram from
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