Saturday, May 5, 2012

Monday, May 5th, 1862

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, and I am very busy with the boys in breaking out freight to be shipped on the Steamer. Capt. James Wrigley and E.L. Jones left on the cars for Houston. business very dull. In the evening the boys worked a little on the fence. [Trinity] River still rising. weather clear & warm.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sunday, May 4th, 1862

To day I went up town and remained all the forenoon. In the evening I remained at home with my family. The [Trinity] river is still rising very fast. weather clear & warm until night when it clouded up and a hard rain followed.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Saturday, May 3rd, 1862

To day I went up town. no business doing. The [Trinity] river still rising. Bill able to work, and is at work on the fence. weather clear and warm.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Friday, May 2nd, 1862

To day I am busily engaged in writing an answer to the writ of Garnishment issued out of the Confederate Court. The [Trinity] River is still rising. No business doing. Bill is some better almost able to go to work. The other boys are at work on my fence. weather changeable and warm.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thursday, May 1st, 1862

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston. Capt. James Wrigley came home on her. He appears to be in fine health. Sam Sharp* went after my mules that run off on yesterday. he over hauled them about 10 or 11 miles up the road, and drove them back by luck. Bill taken sick, and nothing doing on my fence. at night I had to turn out on patrol service. weather clear & warm. [*Sam is 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.]

Monday, April 30, 2012

Wednesday, April 30th, 1862

To day the little woman and Nellie* went off in hunt of black berries, and returned with but few. Nothing in the way of business. My mules got out of the stable and run off for the up country. The boys are still at work on the fence. weather changeable & cool. thus closes the jottings for April. [*2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog]

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tuesday, April 29th, 1862

To day I am engaged at the store. Sam making out a/c's. The boys are still at work on my fence with some prospect of finishing. weather cloudy, warm & showery.