Saturday, July 20, 2013

Monday, July 20th, 1863

To day the boys are at work splitting rails to finish enclosing the mill field. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick but I think slightly improving. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Father [Joshua James Hall] came up to see her, but returned home in the evening. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] was taken sick with a fever. I ground 8½ bushels of corn and then went fishing with good success. weather clear & very hot. Ther: 96°.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sunday, July 19th, 1863

To day I remained at home reading. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick but still improving. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day with us. I let all the negroes attend a protracted meeting of the Methodist church held at the Elk Hart meeting house. I should not suppose that they were benefited much by their visit although as I learn, there was plenty of hollowing and whooping on the occasion. weather changeable and warm. Ther: 87°.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Saturday, July 18th, 1863

To day the boys are at work picking peas. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode my horse Gladiator up to Mr. Dailey's and back. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and I went fishing with pretty fair success. Capt. Stufflefield came up and also went fishing. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick but I think slightly improving. I ground 3 bushels of corn. weather clear & warm. Ther: 88°.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Friday, July 17th, 1863

To day the boys are at work pulling fodder in the little field in front of the house and finished the same. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick. Billy Stewart, John Miller and Wm. Wingfield left for Crockett having had fine success fishing. Father [Joshua James Hall] came up and remained for dinner. Dr. Murchison called into see Fawn. Capt. Stubblefield and wife came up & we all went fishing. we caught a few only. I ground 3 bushels of corn. weather changeable with indications of rain. Ther: 84°.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thursday, July 16th, 1863

To day the boys are at work pulling fodder in the little field in front of the house. John returned home from Corley's gin with another load of Cotton 5 bales. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick. I ground 8 bushels of corn. In the evening Billy Stewart, John Miller and Wm. Wingfield came out from Crockett on a fishing excursion and camped on the bank of the creek. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 82°.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Wednesday, July 15th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work on the mill levee and finished all I contemplate having done on it at this time. John left with the wagon and team for Corley's gin after another load of cotton. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick and I am perfectly satisfied that she has the typhoid fever. James [Hall] has recovered from his sickness. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up to see the children. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I ground 8 bushels of corn and 8½ bushels of wheat. weather cloudy, hazy & gloomy. Ther: 82°.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tuesday, July 14th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work on the mill levee. John returned home from Corley's gin with another load of cotton 5 bales. Dr. Murchison called in to see Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] who is still sick. Father [Joshua James Hall] stopped to see us on his way home from Crockett. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to see Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and Roberta [Hall], the latter being very sick. I ground 12 bushels of corn. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] has recovered and he & I went fishing, we had very good success. weather cloudy misty and very gloomy, with the thermometer standing at 80°.