Saturday, March 24, 2012

Monday, March 24th, 1862

To day I am busy at the store. Capt. James A. Scruggs and Company left on the cars for Houston. Bill at work on the fence. weather clear & cool.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sunday, March 23rd, 1862

To day Jerome De Blanc took upon himself to whip some 16 or 18 negroes, and among whom was Bob whom he knocked down with a pistol inflicting a severe wound. I went to see him about it and came very near getting into a serious difficulty. weather changeable and a very hard frost at night.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Saturday, March 22nd, 1862

To day I went up town to attend the election of a Brig. Genl. & there voted for T.J. Chambers. Business dull. The Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. Alex* is still at my house. The little woman is better. The Boys finished the well house. Capt. Scruggs' Co. received some 10 or 15 recruits at the ware house. weather clear & very cold. [*Alex is the 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog]

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Friday, March 21st, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived bringing but little freight. Business dull. Boys finished covering in the well house. weather clear & very cold with a hard frost at night.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thursday, March 20th, 1862

To day I am very busy as salesman. Alex* came over and remained all night with the little woman, who is very much indisposed [pregnant]. Boys still at work on the well house. weather clear but very cold in consequence of a severe North wind. [*my 2nd great-grandma, Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire]

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wednesday, March 19th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven failed to arrive. I am busy making out accounts. Boys at work on my well house. Mr. Patillo completed my stable, carriage house, barn, etc. At night I went up town [Liberty] to meet a party of friends who had assembled together in honor of my having been elected Col. of the 5th Regt. and at which party wit & champagne flowed pretty freely. all things passing off in fine style. weather cloudy. at night a strong North wind came out making it very cool.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tuesday, March 18th, 1862

To day the celebrated mule Kate left for the up country [Houston County]. I went up town [Liberty] and gave in a list of my taxable property to the assessor. In the evening I went to the store. The boys are now digging me a well at the home place. weather changeable & warm with occasional showers of rain.