Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tuesday, December 24th, 1861

To day I am engaged in the ware house. I made the boys kill and salt down 1060 lbs. pork. weather clear & cold. I patrolled at night.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Monday, December 23rd, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston and Mrs. Wrigley and her children also left on her to spend Christmas with her relatives in Houston. Sam H. Sharp* and Frank Stewart whom I paid off and discharged from my service left for my mill up the Country [to Houston County] in my little wagon. I am busy in the ware house. weather changeable and cold, with a hard frost at night. [*Sam is the 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this blog]

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sunday, December 22nd, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with sergeant E.L. Jones and several other members of the "Liberty Guards" to spend Christmas with us. weather changeable & cold with hard frost at night.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saturday, December 21st, 1861

To day I finished tacking up canvass on my new house. The work men are getting along with it pretty well. Business generally brisk. weather cloudy with drizzling rain which made it very unpleasant.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Friday, December 20th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston & also departed. she brought but little freight. I am still engaged in tacking up canvass on the new house. weather cloudy with a hard rain nearly all night & very warm.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thursday, December 19th, 1861

To day I am still busily engaged in tacking up canvass on my new house which is also still progressing slowly. Business dull. weather changeable & rather warm with prospects of rain.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wednesday, December 18th, 1861

To day I am still busy in tacking up canvass on my new house. Business generally dull. weather clear & warm.