Saturday, July 13, 2013

Monday, July 13th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work on the mill levee. John left with the wagon and team for Corley's gin after a load of cotton. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] are still sick. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] missed his fever and is improving. I ground 9 bushels of corn and swoped 1 bushel of meal for corn. Capt. Stubblefield came up and I went fishing with him. we had good success. weather cloudy and very gloomy. Ther: standing at 80°.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sunday, July 12th, 1863

To day my babies are still sick. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] was again taken sick. I remained at home reading. weather cloudy, dark, hazy & very gloomy. Ther: 86°.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Saturday, July 11th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work on the mill levee. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up to see the children who are still sick. I ground 15 bushels of corn. In the evening Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] and I went fishing. we had fine success. weather cloudy and warm with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 88°.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Friday, July 10th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work on the mill levee. John returned from Corley's gin with a load of cotton 5 bales. one of his oxen fell from the Hurricane bayou bridge and was seriously hurt. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up to the house to see the children who are still sick. Billy Stewart left for Crockett. I ground 3 bushels of corn. weather cloudy and warm with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 88°.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thursday, July 9th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work on the mill levee. John left with the wagon and team for Corley's gin after a load of cotton. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp], who has entirely recovered from his sickness, and Billy Stewart went fishing and had very good success. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Father [Joshua James Hall] are still in Crockett. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] however came home. My babies are still sick. I ground 6 bushels of corn and swaped 11 bushels of meal for corn. weather cloudy & warm, with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 84°.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday, July 8th, 1862

To day my hands are still at work on the mill levee. John again went hunting and succeeded in finding his oxen. Billy Stewart stoped and remained with us all night. he is on his way to Crockett from his trip to Palestine. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Father [Joshua James Hall] went to Crockett to remain all night and Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] went down to Mother's to remain and take care of the children [Roberta & Toby] until Mother's return. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] is improving, but my babies are still sick. In the evening Billy Stewart and myself went fishing with tolerable success. weather changeable and very warm. Ther: 96°.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tuesday, July 7th, 1863

To day my hands are still at work on the mill levee. John is still engaged in hunting his oxen. Sam Sharp was taken sick and so was both of my babies again taken with fever. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up to see the children but returned home in the evening. weather clear and very hot. Ther: 96°.