Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tuesday, July 30th, 1861

To day I went to town to mail the interrogatories written out on yesterday for L.E. Downes. I paid the Dist. Clerk $3.50 his fee for taking said deposition. but little doing in the way of business. Sick at home all recovered. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston. weather cloudy with showers of rain. Ther: 90°

Friday, July 29, 2011

Monday, July 29th, 1861

To day I am engaged in writing answers to certain interrogatories propounded to me by L.E. Downes. But little business doing. The sick at home are still improving. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain & hot. Ther: standing at 86°

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sunday, July 28th, 1861

To day I went up town in company with Charley Lund and after playing 2 games of billiards returned with him to his residence where I partook of a nice dinner served up in Mrs. Lund's elegant style. After spending a couple of hours very pleasantly we returned to the river. The Str. Ruthven arrived and departed for Galveston. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. Ther :: standing at 88°

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Saturday, July 27th, 1861

To day the Liberty Guards had a dress parade & drill on the public square. The sick at home are improving. But little business doing. weather changeable and hot. Ther. 90°

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friday, July 26th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. In the evening George Gordon passed through town on a hand car just from New Orleans. The folks at home were still confined from sickness. James Wrigley has in a measure recovered from his indisposition. business dull. weather cloudy & hot. Ther : 89°

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thursday, July 25th, 1861

To day all the folks at home are still sick, with the addition of Lelia, Louisa & Bob. Mrs. Lund gave us a call at the store and spent some time in the office which to us made the time pass very agreeably. But little business. weather clear & hot with the Ther. at 89°

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wednesday, July 24th, 1861

To day all James Wrigley's family were taken sick with chills & fever also 3 of the negroes. Charley Lund visited the store looking very bad he having been confined with sickness for the past week. But little business doing. weather clear & hot with Ther: at 87°