Saturday, October 20, 2012

Monday, October 20th, 1862

To day I went up to the office, done but little in the same however. Sam Sharp busy in the warehouse. The boys are busy in making a wagon bed to haul corn. weather clear & pleasant.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sunday, October 19th, 1862

To day my pet daughter Fawn attained her second year. I remained at home reading & writing. In the evening I visited Mrs. Beale* and found her & the family all well. weather clear & pleasant. [*Mrs. Beale is Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring . . . and the Mother of the Nellie who is married to Sam Sharp . . . and she is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .]

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Saturday, October 18th, 1862

To day I went up to the office, but done nothing but loaf around town [i.e., Liberty] to see my friends and acquaintances after my protracted visit up the Country [to Houston County]. weather clear & pleasant.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Friday, October 17th, 1862

To day we left our camp at Partlows and drove 15 miles and arrived at Liberty where I found all my friends and acquaintances well, but business perfectly dead. The Yankees in possession of Galveston and Capt. Black's Cavalry Company stationed at Liberty to guard and protect the Rail Road bridge over the Trinity River. expenses of the day $1.50. weather clear & cool.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thursday, October 16th, 1862

To day we left our camp at the cross roads and drove 29 miles and camped at Partlows, having stopped at Smithfield and purchased from Mr. Carr 50 lbs. bacon for which I paid 10$. we also stoped at Grand Cane, where I purchased some fodder from Mr. Smith and paid him 50 cts. for it. weather clear & cool.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wednesday, October 15th, 1862

To day we left our camp at Marsh's & drove 26 miles and camped for the night at the crossroads, having passed through the town of Livingston. No incidents by the road side to record. Expenses 75 cts. weather clear & rather cool.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tuesday, October 14th, 1862

To day we left our camp at white rock and drove 29 miles and camped at Marsh's, having passed through the town of Sumpter, where I found the District Court in session. I also met Geo. F. Moore with whom I had a full understanding in relation to some lands held in common between us. weather clear & very cool.