Saturday, January 25, 2014

Monday, January 25th, 1864

To day the boys commenced work in the bottom field. Hicks commenced covering in the cribs. I ground 7 bushels of wheat & 4 bushels of corn. Weather clear & pleasant. Another spring day.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sunday, Janary 24th, 1864

To day I remained at home writing up this note book. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day. Father [Joshua James Hall] called in as he returned from Maj. Wortham's. Weather clear and pleasant, another spring day.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Saturday, January 23rd, 1864

To day the boys finished covering in the stables. Bill is at work in the garden. Mr. Keen came over and spent the day. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is now up and entirely recovered from her late indisposition. I ground 10 bushels of corn. Weather clear and pleasant, another perfect spring day.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Friday, January 22nd, 1864

To day the boys are at work covering in the stables. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is gardening. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] sent the little woman two shoats & 3 turkeys. I let Mother have 30 lbs of lint cotton. I ground 23½ bushels of corn & 3 bushels of wheat. Weather clear & warm for the season, quite another spring day.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thursday, January 21st, 1864

To day Hicks is at work covering in the stables. Bill and John are at work in the garden. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still improving slowly. I ground 10 bushels of corn and 2 bushels of wheat. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] left for home early in the morning. Weather clear and pleasant, another spring day.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Wednesday, January 20th, 1864

To day the boys are at work on the stables. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] left Crockett in route for Marshall. I ground 15 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] planted some English peas in the garden. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and remained all night with Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], who is recovering slowly from her late confinement. Weather clear and warm for the season. in fact a perfect spring day.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tuesday, January 19th, 1864

To day I sent Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] his clothing and 100$ more by Hicks to Crockett. He was to leave Crockett this day in route for Marshall. John is at work hauling wood, and Bill is assisting me at the mill. I ground 8 bushels of corn and 5 bushels of wheat. Weather changeable & cold with a hard freeze & frost at night.