Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tuesday, May 21st, 1861

To day the little woman received a letter from her Mother [Mahala] which was not very flattering. But little doing in the way of business. weather clear but very warm.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Monday, May 20th, 1861

To day the steamer Mary Lenard went down the river in search of her lost cargo and returned in the evening. at night I put the K.G.C.'s through a pretty hard drill. weather changable and warm.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sunday, May 19th, 1861

To day I remained at the house and occupied my time in reading. In the evening the little woman, Mrs. Wrigley and Miss Emma Johnson with myself and James Wrigley took a strole to see the Steamer Ruthven arrive. we all got a magnificent ice punch and returned home. weather clear and warm.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saturday, May 18th, 1861

To day the ladies from home in company with Ed. Jones went out in hunt of black berries. they had not been gone long before the winds came and the rain descended in torrents when they all returned looking more like drowned rats than human beings. The Steamer Mary Lenard came down the river and in attempting to land carried away part of the lower landing and lost over board a part of her cargo but effected a landing finally against the steamer Swan.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Friday, May 17th, 1861

To day but little doing. at night I went to the Court house and put the K.G.C.'s through the manual of arms, and returned home very sick. I spent a very sick and disabreeable night. weather changable & warm with every prospect of rain.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thursday, May 16th, 1861

To day all the ladies at home except the little woman went in company with Ed. Jones in quest of black berries, but with little success. weather changable & warm.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wednesday, May 15th, 1861

To day James Wrigley came home from Galveston on the Steamer Ruthven. business was pretty active in the way of the rail road trade. The river has commenced rising again and is going up very fast. weather changable & pleasant.