Saturday, May 19, 2012

Monday, May 19th, 1862

To day I am busily engaged in making out an inventory of the goods sold to Messrs. Dreyfus & Levy. Charley Lund left on another tour for the collection of the war tax. Capt. James Wrigley left on the train of cars for the City of Houston. Bill is at work on the fence by himself. weather changeable & rather warm.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sunday, May 18th, 1862

To day Capt. Wrigley, Sam Sharp* & myself are very busy taking an account of stock sold to Dreyfus & Levy. The [Trinity] river is falling very fast. weather clear & warm. [*Sam is the 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this blog.]

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Saturday, May 17th, 1862

To day I contracted with & sold to Messrs. Dreyfus & Levy the remainder of our stock of goods. after the entire time & conditions of the sale had been settled, we proceeded to take stock. The boys are at work on the fence. the [Trinity] river commenced to fall gently. weather changeable & warm.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Friday, May 16th, 1862

To day I went up town. Nothing doing in the way of business. The steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. Capt. James Wrigley won 3 sets of china at a little freeze out. One set he presented to the little woman and he also presented one set to Nellie*. weather changeable, with a hard rain at night and rather cool. [*Nellie is the 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog]

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thursday, May 15th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, bringing but little freight. Business very dull. Charley Lund arrived home from his collection tour. The [Trinity] river still rising. The boys are engaged at the ware house. at night I was compelled to turn out on the patrol service. weather clear & pleasant.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wednesday, May 14th, 1862

To day E.L. Jones left on the mule Kate for the up country on a recruiting expedition for Capt. Wrigley's Company. Sam went out hunting with some success. Business very dull. The boys at work on the fence. weather clear & warm.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tuesday, May 13th, 1862

To day I am at work in the ware house. No business doing at the store. The boys are at work on my fence. weather clear & warm. The [Trinity] river all over the wharf.