Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wednesday, November 23rd, 1864

To day the boys are engaged chopping wood. I am still confined with the sore mouth. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] after some cloth. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came home with her. Hicks ground 23 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & cold with hard freeze and frost at night.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tuesday, November 22nd, 1864

To day the boys are at work hauling wood. I am still sick with the sore mouth. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Hicks ground 1½ bushels of wheat and 29 bushels of corn. clear & very cold with hard frost and freeze at night.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Monday, November 21st, 1864

To day the boys are at work hauling wood. I am still confined with my sore mouth. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & remained there. Hicks ground 5 bushels of wheat and 10 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and very cold, with hard frost and freeze and plenty of ice at night.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sunday, November 20th, 1864

To day Lieut. Allen stopped on his way to Houston. I got from him 1 qt of whiskey. I am still confined with the sore mouth. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] drove my buggy down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and there spent the day. Weather changeable and cold, with a hard freeze at night.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Saturday, November 19th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work splitting rails. I am still sick with the sore mouth and confined to my room. Hicks ground 2 bushels of wheat & 21½ bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and cold with drizzling rain.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, November 18th,1864

To day I left Crockett for home after getting my detail as a miller. upon my return home I found Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] with a fever. John rode up to Prewitt's tan yard and succeeded in getting my shoes. I am still sick with the sore mouth. Hicks ground 2 bushels of wheat & 18 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & cold with drizzling rain throughout the entire day. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thursday, November 17th, 1864

To day the boys are at work splitting rails. I rode my horse Rob to Crockett and stopped with Mr. Downes for the night. Hicks ground 10½ bushels of corn. I am still sick with the sore mouth. Weather cloudy and cool with occasional showers of rain.