Near the end of his diary, the blacksmith entered three pages of accounts received and paid. While the account is filled predominantly with cash paid and received for work and boarding, the blacksmith does reveal his sweet tooth (he paid ten cents for peppermints in November and fifteen cents for “confectionary as a treat” in September). Notably, the writing paper, presumably for letters to Sara, cost fifteen cents. One day the blacksmith paid a full sixty-four cents for postage stamps, paper, and a stick of candy–buying sweets while thinking of his sweetheart.
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