Saturday, December 15, 2012

Monday, December 15th, 1862

To day I am busy preparing for a party to be given at the residence of Dr. Stanwood in honor of his daughter Sarah Eugenia having attained her full age of majority. The dinner given on the occasion was magnificent for the times, and passed off to the entire satisfaction of the guests and reflected great credit upon those who got it up. At night the guests assembled at the Court house where we had a first rate dancing party and as usual I had to act as Master of Ceremonies on the occasion. towards the small hours of morn the party closed, every thing passing off quite pleasantly. weather changeable. The wind having hauled around to the North made it quite cold.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sunday, December 14th, 1862

To day I remained at home writing up this journal, also reading. weather cloudy and warm with occasional showers of rain.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Saturday, December 13th, 1862

To day I am still engaged in packing up my furniture, making rather poor headway however. I went to the office and settled with Mrs. Branch. Time is now hanging heavily on my hands and I am nearly worn out waiting for my wagons to come down for me [from Houston County]. weather cloudy and warm with occasional showers of rain.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Friday, December 12th, 1862

To day I am very busy packing my furniture to move up the Country [to Houston County], where I am determined to settle permanently. Charley Lund came home on the cars from Houston. he succeeded in purchasing me two pair of cotton cards at 25 cts per pair. he also got me some coffee at $1.65 per lb. weather cloudy and warm with occasional showers of rain.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thursday, December 11th, 1862

To day I am engaged in the ware house breaking out and shipping freight by the cars to Messrs. Murphy & Sanderson at Houston. My old friend Murphy left on the cars for his house also at Houston. I went up town and there learned that my roan horse Ratler which had been stolen on Tuesday night last was left at the residence of James Rodgers on the Trinity River. I then dispatched Bob after him, who returned at night with my horse. weather cloudy and warm with occasional showers of rain.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wednesday, December 10th, 1862

On last night the roan horse Rattler that I purchased yesterday from Mr. Wright was stolen out of my stable, and I honestly believe by the individual from whom I purchased. Mr. Murphy came over on the cars from Houston and took up quarters with me. at night Messrs. Key & Fitzgerald came down to my house and we had quite a pleasant game of whisk. weather changeable and warm, with a hard shower of rain at night.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tuesday, December 9th, 1862

To day I traded what interest I had in and to a tract of land known as the Dobie tract to Joseph Wright for which [he] gave me a roan horse about 4 years old, which I named Rattler, and twenty five dollars in cash. I sold my interest only in said land and without any recourse on me as to little or any thing else. Charley Lund left on the cars for Houston to attend to some business for the concern. Weather changeable and pleasant.