Friday, December 23, 2011

Monday, December 23rd, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston and Mrs. Wrigley and her children also left on her to spend Christmas with her relatives in Houston. Sam H. Sharp* and Frank Stewart whom I paid off and discharged from my service left for my mill up the Country [to Houston County] in my little wagon. I am busy in the ware house. weather changeable and cold, with a hard frost at night. [*Sam is the 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this blog]

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