Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tuesday, February 26th, 1861

To day I am still in Crockett attending the District Court principally as a witness. I collected from George Numson the sum of $16.30. nothing doing in town of note. weather changable & cool.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Monday, February 25th, 1861

To day I went to Crockett and led Mr. Downes' horse home to him. Father came to Crockett but returned home in the evening. I settled the cost in the case of Sharp vs. McLemore for my old homestead. weather changable with a hard rain at night.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sunday, February 24th, 1861

To day I remained home with my family and spent the time in reading. Dick came up from Mothers but returned immediately. weather clear but rather cool to be pleasant.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Saturday, February 23rd, 1861

To day I went with John Harwell to the polls, and while there had to act as one of the clerks to the election. The vote at precinct No. 7 stood for Secession 31, against Secession 5. I voted for it. weather cloudy & warm, until in the evening when the wind hauled around to the North & it became very cold with a heavy frost at night.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Friday, February 22nd, 1861

To day I went home and found Bill at work on the mill house. In the evening the little woman & Florence with Father, Mother & Toby came up. They returned home late in the evening. This being my birth day I took a milk punch. weather changable & warm for the time of year.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thursday, February 21st, 1861

To day I borrowed Mr. Downes' horse and came out with Father. I found the little woman & Florence down at her Mother's to which place I went and remained all night. weather cloudy & warm.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wednesday, February 20th, 1861

I am still in Crockett. I received from Mr. Downes the sum of $20. which I immediately paid out. Father came in but returned home in the evening. Nothing interesting doing in town and time passes very dull with me. weather changable & warm for the season.