Saturday, July 6, 2013

Monday, July 6th, 1863

To day my own hands are at work on the mill levee having no assistance whatever. John is engaged in hunting up his team. I drove my horse (Rob) and buggy to Crockett and back. while there I procured a Surgeon's certificate and was discharged from the Militia as far as the Surgeon could do so. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] again missed her fever and is recovering slowly. Jim [James Wrigley Hall] is well. Father [Joshua James Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up and took Roberta [Hall] home, she has been staying here for the past few days. weather clear & very hot. Ther: standing at 96°.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sunday, July 5th, 1863

To day I remained at home & spent the most of the day in reading. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts], Father [Joshua James Hall] and Mr. Keen came to see us, and spent the day. My babies Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] & Jim [James Wrigley Hall] are much better, both having missed their fever. Weather clear and very hot. Ther: 93°.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Saturday, July 4th, 1863

To day my hands with the two of Mr. Leaverton's and two from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] are at work on the mill levee. Sam Sharp and I finished repairing the mill forebay. I was drafted in Crockett to serve with the Militia. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick and my son James [James Wrigley Hall] was taken with a chill and fever. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 90°.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Friday, July 3rd, 1863

To day my hands with the assistance of the two from Mr. Leaverton are still at work on the mill levee. Sam Sharp rode my horse Rob to Crockett and back in order to have his name stricken from the Militia roll. Dr. Murchison came to see my daughter Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] who is still quite sick. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] is much better having missed his fever. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] left for home early in the morning and came up again in the evening. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 88°.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Thursday, July 2nd, 1863

To day my hands assisted by two of Mr. Leaverton's hands are still at work on the mill levee. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] and I partially repaired the forebay of the mill. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Roberta [Hall] came up and remained all night. My daughter Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick and my son James [James Wrigley Hall] was taken with a fever. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 86°.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Wednesday, July 1st, 1863

To day we are still at work on the mill levee. I have no hands however but my own and one from Mr. Beasley. we done a good day's work, and got the levee pretty secure against the high water from the upper mill. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts], Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] and Mrs. Bird came up and remained for dinner. My daughter Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 86°. At night it rained very hard which gave me great fear that the levee would be washed away again & thus lose all of our work for the past two days.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tuesday, June 30th, 1863

To day I commenced again to repair the mill levee with the same hands I had on yesterday. we worked hard all day and got the levee of sufficient strength to resist the high water let down from the upper mill. Mr. Charles Beasley came over and paid me for a pair of wool cards that I had procured for him while in Houston. My daughter Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick. weather changeable and hot with the Ther: standing at 84°. Thus closes my notes for the month of June.