Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Friday, September 2nd, 1864

To day we are still at work on the forebay floor of the mill. John is engaged in hunting a beef & succeeded in getting one late in the evening. Fannie is sick with fever. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 94°.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thursday, September 1st, 1864

To day I am at work in the mill forebay and we succeeded in stopping the hole we found yesterday in the head spiling. we however had to respile the whole head of the mill. John is engaged hauling the things back home from the King house. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children came down in the evening thus completing our removal to the mill place. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up in the evening but did not stop long. Hicks ground since I quit noting the daily grinding of the mill 50 bushels of corn. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 96° being the hottest day of the summer, if I may properly call the first fall day summer.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wednesday, August 31st, 1864

To day I went down to the mill in the little wagon with the boys. we took up the old floor in the mill forebay and put in all new sleepers. I had the assistance of Mrs. Bird's boy Emory and 3 from Father's [Joshua James Hall] to wit: Chester, Martin & Joe. We undertook to stop a leak we found in the head spiling of the mill but were not successful. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & spent the day. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 94°. Thus closes my notes for the month of August as well as the summer, but as it is not the end of warm weather I will give the state of the Ther: for one Month more.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tuesday, August 30th, 1864

To day the children & I drove down to the mill in the little wagon. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down on Rob. we finished cleaning the house. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 95°.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Monday, August 29th, 1864

To day Bill drove the little wagon down to the mill carrying Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], the children & I. we all commenced cleaning the house & putting it in order to move back into. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down in the evening. Nellie then rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to stay some time. The little [woman], children & I returned home in the little wagon. John got back from the saline all safe bringing 1000 lbs of salt, equal to five sacks. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 95°.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunday, August 28th, 1864

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children & I drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy & spent the day with her. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 95°.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Saturday, August 27th, 1864

To day the boys are at work at the mill. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & I rode to Crockett in the buggy in order to procure a few articles. We stopped at Billy Stewart's and found him sick in bed. we were in the night driving home. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and assisted Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] in taking care of the children during our absence. Weather clear & very hot. Ther: 94°.