Saturday, September 21, 2013

Monday, September 21st, 1863

To day the boys finished hauling logs to build the body or walls of the corn crib. Mr. Dailey delivered 1635 lbs of lint cotton. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode hawk down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and back after some candles, which she succeeded in getting. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode over to Mr. Keen's after my saddle which he got but it was not mended in fact it was worse broken then when I took it for repairs. I ground 5 bushels of corn. weather clear & hot but cool at night.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sunday, September 20th, 1863

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children drove down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy and there spent the day. Father [Joshua James Hall] and myself drove down to Hall's bluff in order to get Capt. Stubblefield to have a pair of shoes made for the little woman and a pair for Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], which he promised to do. weather changeable & cool.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Saturday, September 19th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work hauling logs to build the corn crib. Sam Sharp rode my horse Gladiator and I drove my horse Rob and buggy to Crockett and back. while there I obtained my discharge from conscription as a Miller and Sam was also discharged as an Assistant Miller. Father [Joshua James Hall] and Roberta [Berta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up and waited for our arrival from Crockett. After supper Father returned home. Burt however remained all night. Hicks ground 2 bushels of corn. weather changeable and rather cold for the time of the year.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Friday, September 18th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work hauling logs to build the corn crib. Mr. Dailey delivered 1276 lbs of lint cotton. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is still at work on my clothing to take to the Army. In consequence of the low stage of the water in the pond the mill could do no grinding. weather cloudy with a strong North wind blowing making it very cold for the season.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thursday, September 17th, 1863

To day the boys are at work hauling logs to build the corn crib. Mr. T.R. Dailey delivered 3722 lbs of lint cotton. James [James Wrigley Hall] missed his chill and fever. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went hunting but had no success. I ground 2 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is very busy making up my clothing to take to the army with me in the event that I am conscripted and have to go. weather changeable & rather cool with light showers of rain.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Wednesday, September 16th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work chopping logs to build a corn crib. John lost the entire day hunting his oxen. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy and spent the day there. James [James Wrigley Hall] had another chill and fever. I ground 5 bushels of corn and 2 bushels of Rye. weather cloudy & warm with occasional light showers of rain.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tuesday, September 15th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work chopping logs to build a corn crib. I drove my horse Rob and buggy to Crockett and back in order to be discharged from conscription but so far have failed. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode my horse Gladiator to Crockett for a like purpose as myself but he also failed. Hicks made a sand bolster for the wagon and also ground 4 bushels of corn. Ellen came up from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and brought Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] home with her. James [James Wrigley Hall] had another chill and fever. Wolf is still improving and might be pronounced entirely well. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] had turnip, raddish and mustard seeds sown. weather cloudy and warm with occasional showers of rain.