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JIM: Col. Wolford's busy day

By JIM

The following artickle first appeared in the Columbia Spectator a few months after Col. Wolford began his first term in the US House of Representatives. The article was republished in the October 9, 1883 Interior Journal (Stanford, Ky.)
Lightning Work

By our own Col. Frank Wolford, member of Congress from this (the 11th) district, the following was related one day last week:"When I was first married, I asked my wife to be my mate early in the morning, got married before breakfast, after breakfast bought me a farm and started to pick out a location for a house.

"I met the overseer of the county road, who was that day going to work the road and had almost two hundred hands. I told him I had bought the farm and was on my way to select a spot for my house. He remarked to me if I would furnish him three gallons of whisky he would take his hands and build my house that day.

"I told him I would see him in his grave before I would give him or his hands one drop of whisky. Then he asked me for $5. I gave this to him, and he called up his force and built the house that day, and it was the best house I ever saw--12 feet square. I moved into the house before sundown."
Story resurrected from history by JIM



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