Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tuesday, May 28th, 1861

To day Jeff James from Crockett on his way to Galveston dropped in to see me. Charley Lund is absent from the office in consequence of which I am pretty busy. weather clear and rather hot.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Monday, May 27th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. I am busy in the office. Frank Stewart arrived with the little wagon and mules from the Mills. all looking much better than on the former trip. weather clear but rather hot.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sunday, May 26th, 1861

This morning there was quite a large fire in Galveston, which consumed Briggs & Yard's store with several other houses. I left Galveston on the Steamer Ruthven at 9 o'clk. A.M. for Liberty at which place I arrived at 10 P.M. and found the little woman well. weather clear & pleasant.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saturday, May 25th, 1861

To day I am still in Galveston, and in consequence of the steamships all having suspended their trips between New Orleans and this point there is no prospect for my obtaining a passage to the former city. The mouth of the Mississippi river is now in a state of blockade by the Northern Government. weather clear & pleasant.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Friday, May 24th, 1861

To day I am still in Galveston with but little prospect of obtaining a passage to New Orleans. There was quite a large turn out of the Military in Galveston. The steamship Rusk weighed anchor and went over the bar after a prize ship but returned with the pilot boat Royal Yacht. weather clear & rather warm.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thursday, May 23rd, 1861

To day James Wrigley left Galveston on the Steamer Ruthven for Liberty. I remained on Galveston to procure a passage to N. Orleans. weather clear & pleasant.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wednesday, May 22nd, 1861

To day I left Liberty on the Steamer Ruthven in company with James Wrigley and Geo. Gordon. we had quite a pleasant run down the river and across the bay, arriving at Galveston at 1 o'clock P.M. weather clear & pleasant.