Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sunday, July 24th, 1864

To day I drove Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] over to Mrs. Keen's in the buggy where her and Mrs. Keen drove up to the Baptist church to hear the funeral sermon of Silas E. Keen preached by the Rev. Mr. Nash. Nellie and Mrs. Keen returned home in the evening. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] was taken sick with fever. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 92°.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Saturday, July 23rd, 1864

To day the boys commenced pulling fodder in the mill field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] & I drove down to the mill in the buggy but did not stay long. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came up from Father's [Joshua James Hall] and brought Berta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] home with her. Father came up in the evening and took Berta home. I put up the little woman's loom ready for work. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 95°.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Friday, July 22nd, 1864

To day the boys cut up & salted down the beef and then made a trip down to the mill and brought up the little woman's [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] loom. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and remained there all night. Weather changeable and hot with a light shower of rain. Ther: 92°.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thursday, July 21st, 1864

To day the boys went down to Father's [Joshua James Hall] and killed a beef. I rode my horse hawk as far as Mrs. Bird's and there I borrowed her horse Jo and rode to Crockett. while at Crockett I purchased 1 oz. quinine for 300$. 1 oz. blue mass 45$. 5 combs 50$. 2 lbs. blk. pepper 60$. In the evening I returned home. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up & spent the day. Weather variable and hot. Ther: 90°.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Wednesday, July 20th, 1864

To day I went out with the boys after a beef but without success. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & Louisa walked down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and back. I rode down to the mill & back to see how things are going on. Weather changeable & hot, with a light shower of rain. Ther: 92°.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tuesday, July 19th, 1864

To day I went out with the boys to hunt up a beef steer but did not succeed. I loaned Genl. Beavers 40 lbs. of flour and delivered it to his girl Fanny. Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] has recovered from her illness. Weather variable & warm with a shower of rain in the evening. Ther: 90°.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Monday, July 18th, 1862

To day the boys are engaged in hunting up a beef steer but did not succeed. Mrs. Bird came up and spent the day. I cut all the hair off of her head as close as I possibly could in order to cure the latter*. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the evening and brought up Fanny Fitsimmons with her who has been entrusted to my care by her father to raise and take care of. Hicks ground 7 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: standing at 92°. [*It was common practice for a chronically ill person to crop their hair very short.]