Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tuesday, November 26th, 1861

To day I am busily engaged in the store. The hands finished the shingling in of my house. weather changeable & rather warm.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Monday, November 25th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. Business dull. The hands are still engaged in shingling my new house. weather cloudy & rather cool.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday, November 24th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a considerable lot of freight. Frank Hitchcock presented me with a barrel of very excellent oysters, which I enjoyed "hugely". weather changeable & cool with a frost at night.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Saturday, November 23rd, 1861

To day there is but little doing in the way of business. The hands are still engaged in shingling my new house. weather changeable & cold with frost at night.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday, November 22nd, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, bringing but little freight. James McDonald left for home. The hands are getting along very well with shingling my new house. at night I had to turn out as a patrol and while out a severe norther came out with a torrent of rain. after the rain subsided there was a severe frost at night & very cold.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thursday, November 21st, 1861

To day I am busily engaged in selling goods. My new house is progressing slowly. the hands commenced shingling it in. weather cloudy & warm.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wednesday, November 20th, 1861

To day I left Houston on the cars and arrived home safe and sound. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with James McDonald on board. Business very dull. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain.