Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Friday, May 5th, 1865

To day I am still in Liberty and still stopping with Capt. Peacock and including today makes just 26 days that I have been boarding with him in all. The Steamer "Ruthven" came down the river with 500 bales of cotton on board. Weather clear and pretty hot.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Thursday, May 4th, 1865

To day I am still in Liberty and still stopping with Capt. Peacock. The Steamer Lone Star came down the river without a single bale of cotton. The river is still falling very fast. Weather clear & warm.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Wednesday, May 3rd, 1865

To day I am still in Liberty and stopping with Capt. Peacock. In the evening I went down to Richard Cole's with several other gentlemen and spent the night there. We had a pleasant time. Weather clear and warm.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tuesday, May 2nd, 1865

To day I am still in Liberty. I attended a pick nick given by Capt. Harrison, which turned out to be a brilliant affair, and everything pass[ed] off to the general satisfaction of all concerned. Weather clear and pleasant. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Monday, May 1st, 1865

To day early in the morning we arrived at Liberty and found the river falling very fast. The Mary Hill also arrived about 12 O'ck. M. I received a letter from home being the first since I left there. I again went up to Capt. Peacock's. Weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sunday, April 30th, 1865

To day I left Galveston in company with Capt. Peacock on the Steamer Mary Hill in route for Liberty. The boat run up as far as Moore's bluff & tied up for the night. The Steamer Lone Star coming up, we got on board of her and came on up the river. Weather clear and pleasant. Thus closes my notes for the month of April.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saturday, April 29th, 1865

To day I am in Galveston and after having finished what little business I had to do I strolled around the City and fortifications in Company with my old friend Col. Jim Wrigley whom I have not seen before since the summer of 1862. we had a pleasant time together and I found him the same old Jim. he seems to be enjoying excellent health, and may his shaddow never grow less. at home Hicks ground 15 bushels of corn. Weather clear & warm.