Saturday, June 22, 2013

Monday, June 22nd, 1863

To day the boys commenced getting rails to finish enclosing the mill field. John lost the entire day hunting the oxen. Roberta [Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up and spent the day. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] drove my horse (Gladiator) and buggy to Crockett and back, and while there got my boots that Mr. Zimmerman made for me. I ground 8½ bushels of corn. weather changeable and warm. Thermometer standing at 82°.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sunday, June 21st, 1863

To day I sent the boys down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] after some cows of mine that she had pened, but they did not succeed in driving the cows home, having let them all get away from them. Mother & Roberta [Hall] came up and in the evening when they returned home Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] went with Mother. weather changeable & warm. Ther: 82°.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Saturday, June 20th, 1863

To day the boys finished chopping out the bottom field. Mr. & Mrs. Keen came over and spent the day with us. The old gentleman & I went fishing & had very good success. I ground 6½ bushels of corn. weather changeable and hot with the Ther: standing at 90°.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friday, June 19th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work chopping out the bottom field. John is at work running tar. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to fix her loom. I ground 3 bushels of corn and went fishing in the evening with poor success. weather changeable and hot. a light shower of rain fell doing more injury than good to the crops. Ther: 89°.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thursday, June 18th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work chopping out the bottom field. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode up to Mrs. Beasley's and finished weighing the cotton that I had purchased from her which amounted to 20,000 lbs. in the seed. John came home from the shop with the wagon all well mended & in complete running order. Dr. Keen came over & spent the day. we went fishing & had very good luck. I ground 6½ bushels of corn. weather clear & hot. Ther: 87°.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wednesday, June 17th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work chopping out the bottom field. John is still over at Mr. Keen's shop with the wagon. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up & remained to dinner. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode up to Mrs. Beasley's to weigh some cotton. In the evening the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode out after blackberries and succeeded in getting a considerable quantity. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] & Jim [James Wrigley Hall] are confined with severe colds. I ground 3 bushels of corn and worked around the house. weather clear & hot. Ther: 88°.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tuesday, June 16th, 1863

To day the boys commenced to chop out the bottom field. I sent my large road wagon over to Mr. Keen's shop to have the tires cut they having become perfectly loose from their trip to Liberty. I am engaged in fixing up and in putting away the things brought up from Liberty in the wagons. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 5 bushels of corn. weather clear & warm. Ther: 84°.