To day the steamer Ruthven arrived bringing some considerable freight, and I am busy in the ware house with the boys storing the same away. In the evening the steamer left for Galveston and Capt. James Wrigley* left on her in as big a drunk as ever I have heretofore seen him. Business dull. weather clear & pleasant. [*Wrigley had just buried his brother on the 9th.]
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
To day James Wrigley & myself went up town to attend the elections for field officers of the 5th Regt. and also to Muster & drill company "A" of said Regt. I being a candidate for the Coloncy had to play the amiable finely, after the polls were closed and I was elected I got on a little tight, but very gently. weather clear & pleasant.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
To day I am busily engaged in making out accounts in the office. the boys are still in the swamp getting timber for my fence. weather changeable and cool.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston bringing up but little freight. I am engaged in making out accounts. But little done in the way of business. Alexandrien*, who had been staying at my house, left for her Mother's*. Capt. James A. Scruggs & Company arrived from Polk County and quartered at the ware house. The boys are still in the woods getting posts. weather changeable & warm with drizzling rain, and at night a very hard rain. [*Alexandrien is the 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog . . . and her Mother is the 3rd great-grandma]
Monday, March 12, 2012
To day I am busy in the store working on accounts with but little business doing. The boys are still getting out posts. I made Charley bed out all the sweet potato seed. weather changeable & rather warm with occasional showers of rain.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
To day I am very busily engaged at the store in making out accounts. The boys are still in the swamp getting out posts for my fence. Business very dull and nothing whatever doing in the ware house. weather changeable & rather warm.