Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Saturday, July 30th, 1864

To day Bill is at work planting irish potatoes. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and Dr. Murchison left for their respective homes. Florence's [Florence Mahala Hall] arm is very much swollen and exceedingly painful. Mrs. Keen came over and fixed the little woman's [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] indigo. Berta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up and spent the day. I let Mr. Keen have 1½ bushels of meal. Weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 90°.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Friday, July 29th, 1864

To day Bill is at work plowing out the peas in the little field. John is still quite sick and unable to do anything. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] fell from the top of the fence and again fractured her right arm, in consequence of which I sent for Dr. Murchison & Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] both of whom came & remained all night. Weather cloudy with showers of rain throughout the entire day. Ther: 80°.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thursday, July 28th, 1864

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to the mill & had her indigo cut & brought home. I am at work repairing the buggy harness. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is engaged weaving & succeeded in weaving 1 yd. I let Mr. Keen have 50 lbs. of flour. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 90°.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wednesday, July 27th, 1864

To day Bill finished pulling fodder in the mill field. John still complaining although he made a trip to the mill in the little wagon. Mrs. Keen came over & spent the day. Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Ag. came up in the cart and brought us twelve water melons. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] & Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] are still sick. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 91°.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tuesday, July 26th, 1864

To day Bill is still at work pulling fodder. John done nothing in consequence of a bruise received on his finger in taking the stove out of the wagon. Mrs. Keen came over and drew the thread in the harness and sley of the little woman's [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] loom and wove about ¼ yd of cloth. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to the mill & back. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] & Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] are still sick with fevers. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Monday, July 25th, 1864

To day Bill is at work in the mill field pulling fodder. I drove my buggy over to Mr. Keen's and got him to mend the spring, and to put a wrought iron back in my cooking stove. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day & took Fanny [Fanny Fitzsimmons] home with her in the evening. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick. Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] has taken sick with fever. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

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°.