Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tuesday, August 23rd, 1864

To day Bill is still at work thrashing out wheat. Father [Joshua James Hall] & Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] left for Magnolia. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mother's and remained there to take care of the children during their absence. I rode down to the Tanner house to see if I could procure any lumber. The children still have the chills & fevers. Weather variable and warm. Ther: 84°.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Monday, August 22nd, 1864

To day Bill is at work thrashing out some wheat. I rode down to the mill and started John with his wagon & 3 yoke of oxen to the saline after salt. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. Mr. Keen came over and bled my horse hawk. Weather clear and warm. Ther: 80°.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday, August 21st, 1864

To day John is engaged in hunting up his steers to start to the saline. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day. Mrs. Keen came up in the evening & staid until night. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 80°.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Saturday, August 20th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the mill field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & I rode down to the mill. Berta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up & spent the day. Weather changeable & warm. Ther: 78°.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 19th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the mill field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & I rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to see Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall]. Wolf was taken with a fever. Weather variable and warm. Ther: 86°.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Thursday, August 18th, 1864

To day the boys are at work down at the Mill. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & I rode down to the mill in the evening and as we returned stopped in at Mrs. Leaverton's to see the sick. Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up and spent the day. Weather cloudy & warm with light showers of rain. Ther: 84°.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wednesday, August 17th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the field stocking fodder. Jemima again missed the chill. Rachael left for home. I rode over to Mr. Keen's to see the old gentleman who is sick and confined to his house. Weather cloudy & hot with light sprinkling showers of rain. Ther: 90°.