Saturday, July 27, 2013

Monday, July 27th, 1863

To day the boys commenced getting boards to cover some cabins &c. instead of yesterday as stated. Jemima is still sick. Little Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] has recovered from his illness. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Roberta [Hall] came up and spent the day. In consequence of the low stage of the water the mill was unable to perform and consequently I ground no corn. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 94°.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Sunday, July 26th, 1863

To day the boys commenced getting boards to cover some cabins, &c. I remained at home reading. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Roberta [Hall] came up to see the sick, who are improving except Jemima who is quite sick. The boys went fishing with some success, instead of splitting boards as is erroneously stated. weather clear and hot with the Ther: standing at 96°.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Saturday, July 25th, 1863

To day the boys finished splitting rails to enclose the mill field. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] left for home early in the morning. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and John again missed their fevers and are well again. Jemima & Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] are still sick. I missed my chill and fever again and am sound once more. I ground 3 bushels of corn. weather clear and hot. Ther: 96°.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Friday, July 24th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work splitting rails to finish enclosing the mill field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & John missed their fevers and are recovering. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] is still sick and so is Jemima. I missed my chill & fever. the house does not look quite so gloomy as on yesterday. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] missed her fever and with a little care will soon recover. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] started on my horse Gladiator for Huntsville to attend to the procuring of some domestic from the Penitentiary. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Roberta [Hall] came up to see the sick. Mother remained all night but Roberta went home. I ground 12 bushels of corn. weather changeable and hot with indications of rain. Ther: 96°.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thursday, July 23rd, 1863

To day the boys are still at work splitting rails to finish enclosing the mill field. Dr. Jowers and Mr. Greenwood came to see me and remained for dinner. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] are still sick but both are recovering. John came home from Father's with a severe fever upon him. Jemima was also taken with fever. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] is still sick. I had another chill and fever and in fact my house is now a perfect hospital. Father [Joshua James Hall] & Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up to see the sick but did not remain long. Billy Stewart, John Miller and Robert Stewart having got through fishing returned to Crockett. Capt. Stubblefield came up fishing, and as he visits Houston next week I sent by him $115 to purchase for me 1 lb. of Tea, and two calf skins. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 1½ bushels of corn. weather cloudy with indications of rain. Ther: 87°.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Wednesday, July 22nd, 1863

To day the boys are still splitting rails to finish enclosing the mill field. Martin with the wagon & 5 yoke of oxen loaded with five bales of cotton started for Huntsville. John went down to Fathers [Joshua James Hall] to work. I ground 6 bushels of wheat and 6½ bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still very sick. Dr. Murchison came to see her. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick, but still improving. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] was again taken with fever. I had a chill and fever myself. Billy Stewart, John Miller and Robert Stewart came out from Crockett on a fishing excursion and camped on the bank of the creek. weather changeable and warm with strong indications of rain. Ther: 93°.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tuesday, July 21st, 1863

To day the boys are still at work splitting rails to enclose the mill field. I put John to chopping out the under growth in said field. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode my horse Rob to Crockett and back in order to purchase the women some hoop skirts. he succeeded in getting one for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & one for Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], for which he paid 35¢ each. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick but still improving. Nellie is also still sick. I ground 10 bushels of corn. weather clear & very hot. Ther: 98°.