Saturday, June 1, 2013

Monday, June 1st, 1863

To day I am still in Houston and commenced making several little purchases for the various persons who sent by me for the same, and am very busy getting them together. Frank Hitchcock came down from Washington County to see me & with whom I spent a pleasant time. at night we visited the Theatre together. expenses of the day 15$. weather clear & very hot, as it is the first day of summer I shall commence keeping the stage of the Thermometer, which I contemplate keeping up throughout the entire summer. at 3 P.M. (and at this hour for the season I shall always note) it reached in the shade 90°.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Sunday, May 31st, 1863

To day I am still in the City of Houston which I found the most dull and unpleasant place that I ever passed a Sunday in before. I have no notes to make upon the passage of the day. weather clear & very hot. So I close my jottings for the month.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Saturday, May 30th, 1863

To day I attended the burial of Jack McKim and while there I lost a mershaum pipe which had been presented to me by Capt. Peacock. Charley Lund arrived on the train from Houston and I went over on the return trip of the same train to Houston in company with Mrs. Bolling and Miss Eugenia Stanwood, at which place we arrived late in the evening and put up at the old Capitol. before leaving Liberty I let Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] have $101. on account of Sam Sharp [Samuel Houston Sharp]. expenses to Houston 5$. weather changeable & hot.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Friday, May 29th, 1863

To day I am still in Liberty and moved my quarters from Captain Wrigley's over to Captain Peacock's. Jack McKim poor fellow was gathered to his fathers. he died about 8 o'clock a.m. "unwept, unhonored & unsung" although for form sake he was buried with Masonic honors. My wagons arrived at night and drove down to the ware house where they are now camped. Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring] has some what recovered from her indisposition, occasioned by the arrival of her daughter, Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire]. There was two deaths in Liberty. weather cloudy & rather cool with occasional showers of rain.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thursday, May 28th, 1863

To day we left Smith's and drove 30 miles arriving in the town of Liberty. We found Nellie's [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] Mother [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring] & Sister quite sick and confined to their beds. At Captain Wrigley's I found several cases of sickness, although the members of the family are generally up. I found poor Jack McKinney nearly dead with the dyptheria. I also found that Charley Lund had left for Houston. In fact I found nothing as I expected to find it. weather clear and hot.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Wednesday, May 27th, 1863

To day we left Alderman's and overtook the wagons at William's creek. I met George Gordon in the stage on his way to Woodville to purchase cotton for the Government. after driving a distance of 40 miles we stopped for the night at Mr. Smith's where we had wretched fare. weather clear & hot.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tuesday, May 26th, 1863

To day we left Daniel Dailey's and took up our line of march. after driving 29 miles and passing through the town of Sumpter we arrived at Mr. Alderman's where we stopped for the night, and there learned that my wagons had passed about 10 o'clock A.M. I also learned that Dr. Stanwood & wife of Liberty had stopped there the night before on their way up to Crockett, we however did not meet them on the road and must have passed each other at Sumpter. we found the roads very heavy & considerably washed up making the travel exceedingly fatiguing. expenses of the day 4$. weather clear and very hot.