Saturday, August 11, 2012

Monday, August 11th, 1862

To day I am very busy writing in the war tax Collectors office. Charley Lund and his wife left on the cars for Sour Lake, there to rusticate for some time. Sam Sharp still at work on his rolls. E.H. Cushing arrived from Houston on the cars and came to see me. Bill still at work on the house yard gates. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 95°.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sunday, August 10th, 1862

Today I remained at home reading & writing. Charley Lund visited my house and spent the evening with me. weather changeable & hot. Ther. standing at 95°.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Saturday, August 9th, 1862

To day I am busy writing in the war tax collector's office making out rolls. Sam Sharp is at work making out his rolls as Assessor & Collector. Bill busy making gates for the house yard. weather clear & hot. Ther. 94°.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Friday, August 8th, 1862

To day I had a sort of settlement with Capt. James Wrigley and took his general power of atty., to wind up the old business between us, during his absence to the seat of war. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston & return again. Sam Sharp with the boys are weighing cotton. Charley Lund is engaged in the office. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 95°. Capt. James Wrigley left on hand car for Houston to join his Company which is now ordered to Little Rock in Arkansas.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thursday, August 7th, 1862

To day I am busy writing in the office of the war tax collector, making out rolls, certificates etc. Sam Sharp commenced making out his rolls as Assessor & Collector for Liberty County. Boys still at work on the fence. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 95°.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wednesday, August 6th, 1862

To day I am busy in the office of the war tax Collector. Charley Lund arrived home from Hardin County having made his sale & wound up the office so far as that County is concerned. Capt. James Wrigley and Grand Ma Gayle came over on the cars from Houston. Boys & Sam Sharp are weighing cotton. weather changeable with a light shower of rain in the evening. Ther. 94°.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tuesday, August 5th, 1862

To day I am busy in the war tax collector's office making out certificates of sale. In the evening I went home with Richard Cole and spent the night there. Sam Sharp busy in his office. Boys are still at work on the fence. weather clear &y very hot. Ther 96°.