Monday, June 29, 2015

Thursday, June 29th, 1865

To day I am still in Houston and having been left by the train yesterday I must pass the time as best I can. Charles A. Leaverton arrived in Houston direct from Crockett and put up at the same hotel with me. He informs me that my friends in Crockett are well. Weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain making it very disagreeable. Ther: 86°.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wednesday, June 28th, 1865

To day I am still in Houston and made what purchases I came over to make including the bagging & rope to rebale all my cotton that is now up at the mill [Houston County]. Weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 84°.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tuesday, June 27th, 1865

To day I left Liberty in company with Col. Jim Wrigley on the cars bound for Houston. We arrived at Houston safely and I stopped at the Fannin House with my old friend Col. Murray. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Monday, June 26th, 1865

To day I am at work getting things arranged in the house and putting the furniture up assisted by Frank Stewart & Billy Roberts and after partially arranging the house I moved my family over from Col. Wrigley's and can now say that we are once more at home. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sunday, June 25th, 1865

To day Billy Roberts arrived with the wagons all safe and sound without breaking any of the furniture. Hicks & John looking very well. My family are all still over at Col. Wrigleys. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 92°.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Saturday, June 24th, 1865

To day I succeeded in stopping the diarrhea from running in me and am consequently much better. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] with Fanny Fitzsimmons & Josephine in my buggy drawn by my horse Rob arrived safe and sound in Liberty. Frank Stewart with the little wagon & mules also arrived safe bringing down in the little wagon, Florence and Jimmy, also Louisa, Jemima, Conny and Wolf with sundry provisions etc. We all upon the invitation of Col. Jim Wrigley stopped at his house of course I left John Booths. The little woman passed my wagons on the road, they having left on the 16th with Jemima  was taken down at the residence of my old friend Dan Dailey & safely delivered of a female child on the 17th inst both Mother & child are doing well. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 96°.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Friday, June 23rd, 1865

To day I am still at John Booth's and was taken very sick with diarrhea, and passed a very unpleasant time. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 91°.