Saturday, November 16, 2013

Monday, November 16th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John is at work in the new ground. I ground 17½ bushels of corn. Mr. Cox sent two signs out from Crockett for me to paint. Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up with letters for Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] from her Mother [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring]. Weather clear and pleasant, but a hard frost and freeze at night.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunday, November 15th, 1863

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children and I drove down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy and there spent the day. when we returned home we found Capt. Peacock and Mr. Butler who had just arrived from Liberty. they stopped with me all night. weather clear and warm.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Saturday, November 14th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. Hicks is at work making a sand bolster for the wagon. I ground 24 bushels of corn. Major Wortham came to see me and remained until after dinner when he left for home. Late in the evening Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] returned home from her visit to Hall's bluff. weather clear & cold with hard frost at night.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Friday, November 13th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John is at work putting up a kiln to run some tar. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] drove my horse (Rob) and buggy down to Hall's bluff to see Mrs. Stubblefield who is very sick and remained there all night. John Williams came to see me and stopped all night. I ground 6½ bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and warm for the season.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thursday, November 12th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John is still at work in the new ground. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] & I drove to Crockett and back in the buggy. while in Crockett I collected from L.E. Downes $387 on account of a claim I held against the estate of John B. Odell. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and took care of Jim [James Wrigley Hall] while we were gone. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 8 bushels of corn. weather cloudy & very cool.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wednesday, November 11th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John is at work in the new ground. Mrs. Bird came down and spent the day and while at the house made a small hat or cap for Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall]. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I went hunting and killed 3 ducks. we also ground 6½ bushels of corn and 3 bushels of wheat. weather clear and cool.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tuesday, November 10th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John is at work in the new ground chopping wood. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day. I ground 5 bushels of corn and 1 bushel of wheat. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I went hunting and killed 3 ducks. Weather clear and cool with a hard frost and freeze at night.