Saturday, December 8, 2012

Monday, December 8th, 1862

To day the remains of my old friend Francis L. Barziza was buried at Liberty by the Masons. The procession was large and the ceremonies were well performed by C.L. Cleveland the Master of the lodge. I am loafing around town generally, with [nothing] really to do. weather clear & cool.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sunday, December 7th, 1862

To day I remained at home writing up this journal. I also wrote to my little woman. Charley Lund came down and spent the most of the day with me. weather clear & cold with a hard frost at night.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Saturday, December 6th, 1862

To day I learned from Mr. Barziza that my old friend Frank L. Barziza departed this life on last Thursday after a lingering illness of some time with consumption. His remains will be interred at Liberty with Masonic honor. alas poor Frank may God have mercy upon him. I am loafing around town & done nothing in the way of packing up my furniture owing to the continued sickness of Bob. weather clear & cold with a frost at night.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Friday, December 5th, 1862

To day I done nothing in the way of packing up my furniture in consequence of the continued sickness of Bob. I went up town and loafed around the stores. weather clear but cold with a strong North wind blowing and a severe frost at night.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thursday, December 4th, 1862

To day I done nothing but set around the fire at home in consequence of the rain & cold. it rained all day and was exceedingly cold, with a hard North wind blowing.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Wednesday, December 3rd, 1862

To day I am still engaged in packing up my furniture to move up the Country [to Houston County], but in consequence of the sickness of Bob I done but little. In the evening I went up town and there learned that the train of cars from Houston had run off the track doing serious injury to several of the passengers. weather cloudy and rainy making it very disagreeable and a strong North wind blowing rendering it quite cold.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tuesday, December 2nd, 1862

To day I am very busy packing up my furniture, assisted by Bob, preparitory to my removal up the Country to my Mill [in Houston County] where I contemplate settling. weather cloudy, cold and rainy, making it exceedingly disagreeable and preventing me from doing much towards packing up.