Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tuesday, December 3rd, 1861

To day there is but little doing in the way of business. The hands finished ceiling one room of the new house. weather clear & warm.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Monday, December 2nd, 1861

To day Sam* Sharp and I are busily engaged with the boys in storing freight. The steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. The hands in the house finished laying the floors and commenced putting up the ceiling. weather changeable & cool. [*Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this blog]

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sunday, December 1st, 1861

To day I am engaged in writing up this journal, and in laying around the house generally. weather clear & cool.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Saturday, November 30th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a very large freight. There is a general leaving of Galveston for fear the blockading vessels will commence bombarding the City. I am busily engaged in storing away freight in the ware house. Business otherwise dull. The hands are progressing slowly in laying the floors of my new house. weather clear & cool.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Friday, November 29th, 1861

To day I am much better. Business very brisk in the way of selling goods. The Ruthven arrived from Galveston with considerable freight which kept me actively employed in the ware house. The Ruthven left for Galveston in the evening. The hands still engaged on the floors. weather cloudy with a strong north wind blowing & rather cool.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thursday, November 28th, 1861

To day I am still quite unwell, indeed so much so as not to be able to attend to any kind of business. Frank Stewart by pleading guilty got out of his difficulty by paying five dollars fine & costs of suit. The hands commenced laying the floor in my new house. weather changeable & rather warm.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wednesday, November 27th, 1861

To day I am quite unwell. The steamer Ruthven arrived from and departed for Galveston. Frank Stewart in consequence of being on a "bender" got into a difficulty with James Pickett which came near terminating seriously. weather cloudy & warm.