Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tuesday, May 17th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & I drove down to Hall's bluff and spent the day with Mr. Stubblefield and from whom I obtained 20 lbs. of sugar in exchange for 1 Gal. of whiskey. Hicks ground 8 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and warm.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Monday, May 16th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the lower field plowing the corn. Father [Joshua James Hall], Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts], Mrs. Stubblefield and Albert May came up and spent the day. I let Mother have one pair of cotton cards for 75$. Hicks ground 8 bushels of corn. Weather clear & pleasant.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sunday, May 15th, 1864

To day I went fishing and had fine success but while I was absent my daughter Florence and son James were both taken with a fever. Weather variable and warm with indications of rain.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Saturday, May 14th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the lower field. Capt. Cameron left for his quarters at Magnolia. I worked on the loom for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Hicks attended the mill and ground 11 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and rather cool for the time of year.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Friday, May 13th, 1864

To day I left Parker's bluff and drove home. Capt. Cameron stopped with me for the night. Hicks ground 16 bushels of corn during my absence. Weather changeable and rather warm.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Thursday, May 12th, 1864

To day Bill is at work in the lower field. I left home with John, the little wagon & mules and drove up to Parker's bluff a distance of 27 miles and stopped for the night with Mr. F. Ward, while at Parker's bluff I purchased 2 pairs of cotton cards for which I paid $150 and 1 barrel of whiskey at 20$ per Gal. Weather clear and rather warm.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Wednesday, May 11th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field. I worked on the loom. Hicks attended the mill and ground 12 bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and remained there all night. Weather variable and cold with a considerable frost at night.