Saturday, June 29, 2013

Monday, June 29th, 1863

To day I quit everything else and commenced with my own hands assisted by one from Mr. Beasley, 2 from Mr. Dailey and one from Dr. Murchison to repair the mill levee. After working all day, the high water from the upper mill destroyed our labor for the whole day, leaving me just as I commenced in the morning. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and kill a ? beef. My daughter Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] was taken sick with a fever. weather changeable & hot, Ther: 84°.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Sunday, June 28th, 1863

To day I sent my boy Hicks around the neighborhood in order to procure some hands to repair the mill levee. John came home from Corley's gin, with another load of cotton 7 bales. immediately upon his arrival one of my best oxen in the team (Roland) died. I suppose from being overheated. so misfortune never comes singly. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children & myself drove in the buggy down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] where we spent the day. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 86°.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Saturday, June 27th, 1863

To day the boys are at work splitting rails to finish enclosing the mill field. John went with the wagon after another load of cotton at Corley's gin. Father [Joshua James Hall] and Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up to see us but returned late in the evening. weather changeable and warm with the Ther: at 84°.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Friday, June 26th, 1863

To day the boys finished working the bottom field. John came home from Corley's gin with another load of cotton 7 bales. Mr. Cox left for home. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 6 bushels of wheat, when the mill dam broke and washed away about fifty feet of the levee. Mr. Keen came to mill and was compelled to remain all night in consequence of the high water in the creek occasioned by the braking of the levee. weather cloudy and showery with the Ther: at 82°.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thursday, June 25th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the bottom field. John went with the wagon after another load of cotton to Corley's gin. I ground 17 bushels of corn. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I then went to work and put the wheat mill in good running order. Mr. Cox came to mill with 35 bushels of wheat & remained all night. weather cloudy with showers of rain throughout the day. Ther: 80°.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wednesday, June 24th, 1863

To day I stopped the boys from splitting rails to fix the fence around the little field in front of the house. John returned from Corley's gin with one load of cotton (7 bales). Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode Gladiator down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & back. I ground 31½ bushels of corn. weather cloudy & rainy nearly all day which gave us a good head in the mill pond. Ther: standing at 80°.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tuesday, June 23rd, 1863

To day the boys are still at work getting rails to finish enclosing the mill field. John left with the wagon for Corley's gin to get a load of cotton. Charley Hall came out & remained for dinner. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] made Roberta [Hall] a good pair of shoes and then went out hunting. he succeeded in killing a fine deer. I ground 2½ bushels of corn. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 82°.