Saturday, August 25, 2012

Monday, August 25th, 1862

To day I am very busy in the office and finished making out the tax rolls for Sam. The Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. In consequence of the negligence of T.W. Key I am disappointed in not having the will of old man Smith probated, he having failed to give the notices required by law. Mr. Ranier commenced painting the inside of my house. The boys are at work on the fence. Sam Sharp is slightly indisposed. weather cloudy and showery. Ther: 90°.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sunday, August 24th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven came up from Galveston, and my friend Frank Hitchcock came up on her. he presented me with a bottle of fine brandy which wasn't hard to take. I remained at home nearly the entire day reading & writing. weather changeable with a hard rain in the evening. Ther: 91°.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Saturday, August 23rd, 1862

To day I am still busy working on the tax rolls for Sam. Charley Lund returned on the cars from his trip to Sour Lake, having left his wife there. The boys are at work on my fence. weather changeable & hot with a shower of rain in the evening. Ther: 91°.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Friday, August 22nd, 1862

To day I am still engaged in making out the tax rolls for Sam. The steamer Ruthven arrived from and departed for Galveston. Sam with the boys are engaged in the ware house handling freight all the forenoon. Charley Lund left on the train of cars for Sour Lake. Bill finished making one of the large gates in my fence. weather changeable & hot, with a shower of rain in the evening. Ther: 91°.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thursday, August 21st, 1862

To day I am still engaged in making out the rolls for Sam. and the Court is still occupied in examining them. The boys are at work on the fence. I bought from Mr. Thompson as a special favor one barrel of sugar 375 lbs. @ 10 cts. weather changeable and hot. Ther: standing at 91°.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wednesday, August 20th, 1862

To day I am very busy at work assisting Sam in making out his rolls. The County Court is busy examining them. The boys finished working in the swamp and commenced work on the fence. weather clear in the morning but cloudy in the evening, with a hard shower of rain. Ther: 90°.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tuesday, August 19th, 1862

To day I am still engaged assisting Sam in making out his rolls. The boys are still in the swamp getting out rails. Charley is busy hauling them home. I now have some reasonable hope that I will get my fence finished some time. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 94°.