Saturday, May 25, 2013

Monday, May 25th, 1863

To day after bidding the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & babies and all others on the place "good bye" I left in company with Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] in the buggy drawn by my horse Rob in route for Liberty. we arrived in Crockett for dinner, and while there I collected from L.E. Downes $1200. I also received from him the further sum of $1500 to be invested for him in goods at Houston. After dinner we left Crockett on our journey and arrived at Daniel Dailey's where we stopped for the night having driven 15 miles from home. weather clear and rather hot.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sunday, May 24th, 1863

To day Father [Joshua James Hall] came up and took dinner with us. I am busy fixing up to start on my trip to Liberty. In the evening Roberta [Hall] came up and I loaned her my horse Rat to ride home. weather clear & pleasant.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Saturday, May 23rd, 1863

To day Bill is still at work plowing the corn in the lower field. Mr. Keen came over & I settled in full with him for the work he done on my wagons & buggy. Hicks with the little wagon and mules, and John with the large road wagon & four yoke of oxen left in route for Liberty. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children in the buggy and Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] riding Rat all went down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and then out after blackberries. I am at work setting out potato slips. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 16 bushels of corn. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain in the morning but clear and warm in the evening.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Friday, May 22nd, 1863

To day Bill is still at work plowing the corn in the lower field. Hicks & John are still at work getting every thing ready for their trip to Liberty. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and back after my bridle, but did not succeed in getting it. I am at work repairing my buggy harness for my trip to Liberty. Frank Stewart left for the army to join Capt. Smith's company of Burnett's Regiment in Genl. Walker's division. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 17 bushels of corn. weather cloudy & rather cool with occasional showers of rain.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thursday, May 21st, 1863

To day Bill is still at work plowing the lower field. Hicks is still at work getting the wagons in good order for their trip to Liberty. John came home with his wagon in fine running order. I ground 9½ bushels of corn. In the evening the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children & myself drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the top buggy to see how she was. Frank Stewart came home and returned my buggy which he had borrowed to drive to Navarro. weather cloudy and cool with a hard shower of rain.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Wednesday, May 20th, 1863

To day Bill commenced to plow the corn in the lower field. Hicks is at work getting the wagons ready for the trip to Liberty. John is still over at the shop. I rode my horse (Rob) over to the shop twice in order to get him shod, and it was with difficulty I succeeded at last. I ground 12½ bushels of corn. weather changeable & warm, with indications of rain.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tuesday, May 19th, 1863

To day the boys are at work getting out boards for the wagons & preparing them for a trip to Liberty. John is still over at the black smith shop. I rode over to Mr. Keen's and purchased from him a yoke of oxen for which I paid $150. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 8 bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode my horse Gladiator down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and back. Sam & Frank Stewart went out hunting with a view of remaining out all night. weather clear & warm.