Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tuesday, May 10th, 1864

To day the boys are at work planting out tobacco plants. Billy Stewart & Billy Cundiff left for Crockett. I attended the mill and ground 12½ bushels of corn. At night a traveler stopped with me. Weather variable & cold so much so as to require fires for comfort.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Monday, May 9th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the lower field. I attended the mill and ground 14½ bushels of corn. Billy Stewart and Billy Cundiff came out from Crockett and stopped with me for the night. I delivered to Mr. Cundiff's wagon (which was driven by Mr. Lane) all of his Cundiff's flour amounting to 913 lbs of superfine 60 lbs shorts and 12 bushels of bran. I also let Billy Stewart have 2 bushels of meal. Weather cloudy & cool with occasional showers of rain.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sunday, May 8th, 1864

To day I remained at home reading. Weather cloudy and cool with occasional showers of rain.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Saturday, May 7th, 1864

To day the boys finished working the new ground. I am still at work making the loom for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Hicks ground 15½ bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and cool, with showers of rain throughout the entire day.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Friday, May 6th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the new ground. I am still at work on the loom for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Hicks ground 2 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and rather cool.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Thursday, May 5th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the new ground. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. I am still at work on the loom for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Hicks ground 11 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and rather cool.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Wednesday, May 4th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the new ground and set out some potato slips. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode over to Mrs. Keen's and spent the day. I commenced making a loom for the little woman. Hicks ground 7½ bushels of corn. Weather changeable and rather hot.