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arby has posted 69 annotations/comments since 17 February 2013.

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About Wednesday 31 January 1665/66

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Thanks, A.Hamilton 2009, I never thought to wonder where the word customer came from. Are the " "s around the word in the diary, or added by the editors later, and what do they indicate?

About Monday 25 December 1665

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Merry Christmas to Phil, the ghosts of annotators past, and alla y'all, thanks everyone. rb

About Tuesday 18 July 1665

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Some school districts in Maine still schedule breaks for the potato harvest, Sept 21 to Oct 10 in one district.

About Friday 14 July 1665

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A quote attributed to Dirksen when asked about the "A billion here, a billion there..." quote: "Oh, I never said that. A newspaper fella misquoted me once, and I thought it sounded so good that I never bothered to deny it." From Wikiquote.

About Thursday 13 July 1665

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Did some or all the servants relocate with Bess? That might account for Sam having to scrounge his meals this week.

About Wednesday 12 July 1665

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Perhaps Sam killed some time with Nan waiting for the tide to turn, since they had to shoot the bridge at night. Not that I know which would be more dangerous, shooting the bridge with or against the tide.

About Friday 7 July 1665

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" a kind of wine with a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain", thank you Wiktionary.