Saturday, April 21, 2012

Monday, April 21st, 1862

To day I am loafing around the store, with nothing doing. I sent the boys up to Charley Lund's to fix the bridge at his residence. weather clear and pleasant but rather cool at night.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sunday, April 20th, 1862

To day I went up town, but returned to dinner and spent the rest of the day with my family. The wind continued to blow from the north making it cold with a hard frost at night, which would have done ample justice to the winter.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Saturday, April 19th, 1862

To day I am writing in the war tax Collector's office. The boys are engaged in setting out potato slips. No business doing. The wind came fresh out of the north, and very keen attended with a hard rain, making it very cold and disagreeable.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Friday, April 18th, 1862

To day the Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston and Capt. J. Wrigley left on her. Business very dull. Sam is making out a/c's. The boys are still at work on the fence. at night I was compelled to turn out on patrol service. weather changeable & light showers of rain. at night it was pitch dark & very disagreeable with a very hard rain coming down in perfect torrents.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thursday, April 17th, 1862

To day Capt. James Wrigley arrived home on the Steamer Ruthven, looking quite well. Sam Sharp*, the little woman, Nellie*, Mrs. Lund, Miss Lizzie Robinson, Charley Lund and myself went out to gum lake on a fishing excursion and caught quite a nice mess, which we enjoyed in the woods with considerable gusto, indeed we passed a pleasant day and all appeared to enjoy themselves hugely. Boys at work on the fence. weather cloudy and rather warm. [*This Sam and Nellie are 2nd great-grandparents of the Keeper of this family history blog.]

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wednesday, April 16, 1862

To day Sam & I went out squirreling with some success. Boys at work on the fence. Charley finished working over the corn. The River is rising very fast. weather cloudy and warm with strong prospects of rain.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, April 15th, 1862

To day I am busy in the war tax collector's office working up his correspondences having completed the war tax rolls. I put Charley to work in the corn. the other boys are working on the fence. Sam engaged in making out a/c's. weather cloudy & warm with every prospect of rain.