Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tuesday, October 8th, 1861

To day be it remembered that James Wrigley with the hands raised the foundation or ground work of my new house. Business tolerably good. weather clear & pleasant but rather cool at night.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Monday, October 7th, 1861

To day Capt. James Wrigley arrived home from Galveston on the Steamer Ruthven with marching orders for his Company the Liberty Guards and in consequence of which he got into a comfortable little tight on champagne. Business brisk with fair amount of sales. weather changeable but very pleasant.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sunday, October 6th, 1861

To day I am pretty well, and busily engaged in writing up this journal and keeping myself quite still in my room. weather clear & warm.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Saturday, October 5th, 1861

To day I am much better, and able to be about the store. Business is quite dull. weather changeable & hot.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Friday, October 4th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from and departed for Galveston having brought but little freight. I am considerably better to day but able to attend to business. weather changeable & hot with a rain at night.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thursday, October 3rd, 1861

To day I am still very sick. Business however is very brisk and sales pretty heavy. weather changeable & hot with every prospect of rain.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wednesday, October 2nd, 1861

To day Sam Sharp and his wife left in my buggy for the Mill [in Houston County] and to remain some time with his Mother [Mahala]. James Wrigley and Capt. Stovall's company left on the Steamer Ruthven for Galveston. I am still quite sick. But little business doing. weather changeable & very warm. [Sam Sharp and his wife, Nellie, are 2nd great-grandparents to the Keeper of this blog . . . Sam's Mother is Mahala, and my 3rd great-grandma]