Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tuesday, December 10th, 1861

To day we are still very busy storing freight. business otherwise dull. weather changeable & rather warm for the season of the year.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Monday, December 9th, 1861

To day Sam Sharp* & I are busily engaged in storing freight. Business otherwise dull. Mr. Hollsclaw the principal workman on my new house left for home, and consequently nothing is doing on it. weather changeable & warm. [*Sam is the 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this blog]

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sunday, December 8th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a large freight and a goodly lot of passengers. I remained home reading. weather changeable & warm.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Saturday, December 7th, 1861

To day I am engaged in tacking up the canvass on my new house. Business pretty brisk in the way of selling goods. The hands still engaged in putting up the ceiling on the new house. weather cloudy & warm.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Friday, December 6th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. Sam Sharp & I are still busy storing freight. In the evening I finished tacking the canvass up in one room of my new house. weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thursday, December 5th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a very heavy freight. Sam Sharp* & I are very busy in storing the same. The hands finished ceiling another room in my house. weather changeable & warm, with fair prospects of rain. [*Sam is the 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this blog]

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wednesday, December 4th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven failed to arrive. I commenced tacking up the canvass on my new house. My old friend Sam Mathis came to see me and we spent a very agreeable time together. The hands finished ceiling another room in my house. weather clear & rather warm for the season.