Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tuesday, October 15th, 1861

To day the balance of the members of the Liberty Guards arrived from Hardin County and were sworn into the service. Business very brisk in fitting out each member of the Guards with clothing, etc. Nothing doing on my house. weather cloudy with rain all day long making it disagreeable.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Monday, October 14th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston, with the cannon carriages for the Confederate States army at Galveston. James Wrigley arrived home from Houston on the cars. He & 67 other members of the Liberty Guards were sworn into the services of the Government for 6 months, to be stationed at Galveston. Business very brisk in the way of selling goods. Nothing doing on my house. weather changeable with prospect of rain.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sunday, October 13th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived at the wharf having had her wheel repaired. I am remaining in my room writing up this journal. weather changeable & pleasant with prospects of rain however.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Saturday, October 12th, 1861

To day James Wrigley left on the train of Cars for Houston. I am acting as salesman with but little doing. My house has come to a perfect stand still. weather clear & cool.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, October 11th, 1861

To day Mr. Lovell was buried by the Liberty Guards with Military honors. The Steamer Ruthven broke her wheel about one mile below the wharf and in consequence of which detained for repairs and lost the mail time. Nothing doing on my house. Business generally dull. weather clear but rather cool.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thursday, October 10th, 1861

To day James Wrigley with the hands finished laying the ground work of my new house. Young Lovell a member of the Liberty Guards died and will be buried on the morrow with military honors. weather changeable with strong wind blowing from the North, making winter clothing very desirable.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wednesday, October 9th, 1861

To day I went home with Dr. Stanwood and partook of a fine oyster dinner after which we had some excellent Piano music performed by Miss Stanwood. Hands are now working briskly on my new house. The Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston with the residue of Capt. Stovall's company. weather clear and pleasant.