Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tuesday, May 24th, 1864

To day the boys are at work cradling my barley. Capt. Peacock and servant left in route for Liberty. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] is still here. Dr. Murchison came to see my daughter Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] who is still very sick. Hicks ground 7½ bushels of wheat. Weather clear and exceedingly hot. Ther: standing at 90°.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Monday, May 23rd, 1864

To day the boys finished plowing the corn in the bottom field. Father [Joshua James Hall] sent up by Darby 14 hams, which weighed 192 lbs. for which I am to pay him in meal at the rate of one bushel of meal for five pounds of hams. I let him have 1½ bushels of meal on account. My daughter Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] was taken very sick with Cholera Infantum. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and remained all night. Capt. Peacock and servant also came and stopped for the night he is on his way to Liberty having completed his work at Parkers bluff. Hicks ground 6 bushels of corn. Weather clear and rather hot.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sunday, May 22nd, 1864

To day I went fishing but with rather poor success. In the evening I rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] but did not remain there long. Weather clear and very hot.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Saturday, May 21st, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day. I am at work upon and finished the loom for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Hicks ground 5½ bushels of corn. Weather changeable and warm with a light shower of rain.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Friday, May 20th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the bottom field. Mr. Summers, Leatherwood, &tc left in the morning. I am working on the loom. Hicks ground 6 bushels of corn. Capt. Cameron & Dr. Winch came down from Magnolia & stopped for dinner. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. In the evening all hands set out potato slips. I let Dr. Murchison have two Gals. of whiskey. Weather changeable & hot.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thursday, May 19th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field. I worked on the loom. Jacob Timmons, Mr. Leatherwood and a traveler stopped with me for the night. Hicks ground 7 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy with light showers of rain.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Wednesday, May 18th, 1864

To day the boys are still plowing corn in the bottom field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day and night. I worked on the loom, and in the evening set out potato slips. Hicks ground 11 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & very warm.