Saturday, June 30, 2012

Monday, June 30th, 1862

To day I am busy in the Provost Marshal's office. Bill is at work on the fence, with a prospect of getting the garden fenced in some time. Capt. Frankland returned from Smith's point on my horse Rat. he seems somewhat jaded from his travel. weather clear & very hot. Ther: 99° being the hottest day of the summer so far, & I sincerely hope it will be no hotter. Thus I close the jottings for June.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sunday, June 29th, 1862

To day the Steamer Ruthven came up from Galveston and Frank Hitchcock arrived on her having brought me a fine present in the way of a bottle of O?. I remained in my room pretty much all day, and we had some ? fine music on a bandoline the first instrument of the kind that I ever saw. weather clear & very hot. Ther: 97°.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Saturday, June 28th, 1862

To day I am busy in the office. Sam H. Sharp and ? with the little wagon & mules arrived home safe from their trip up the Country with the ladies. They all got up safe without any accident, and Sam is looking in good health from his trip. Bill working on the fence. weather clear & hot. Ther: 97°.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Friday, June 27th, 1862

To day I am busy in the office. I loaned my horse Rat to Capt. Frankland to ride to Smith's point. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from and left for Galveston. The boys finished getting timber in the swamp for the County jail. Capt. James Wrigley, wife and son left on the cars for Camp Waul in Washington Co. weather clear & very hot. Ther: 96°.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thursday, June 26th, 1862

To day I am busy in the office working on the war tax Collector's advertisements of sale of lands for which the tax had not been paid, and succeeded in finishing them. The boys are still in the swamp getting out jail timber. Capt. W.* got on a considerable tight and it pretty well all day. weather clear & hot. Ther: 94°. [*i.e., Wrigley]

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wednesday, June 25th, 1862

To day I am engaged in the office. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from and departed for Galveston. Frank Hitchcock left on her for the Island City. Capt. Wrigley arrived home on the cars from Houston looking quite well. The boys commenced getting out timber for the County jail. weather clear & hot. Ther: 95°.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tuesday, June 24th, 1862

To day I am busy in the office, engaged in making out the war tax rolls of non-rendered lands and succeeded in finishing them. Bill at work on the fence. I spent the night with Charly Lund who entertained me very kindly. weather clear & hot. Ther: 93°.