Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tuesday, June 7th, 1864

To day the boys are at work setting out potato slips. W.E. Wingfield & Thos. Stubblefield left for Crockett early after breakfast. I sent to Captain Waul the post quarter master at Crockett 120 lbs. of bacon by Mr. Wingfield, it being my tax in kind on bacon to be used for the benefit of the army of the Confederate States. Billy Stewart left for Crockett late in the evening. I let him have 2½ bushels of meal. Hicks ground 13½ bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and warm with a hard rain for at least one half of the day, raising the Elkhart creek very high. Ther: 80°.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Monday, June 6th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field plowing out the corn. I rode up to see Mr. Keen who is very sick and from there I rode over to Dr. Murchison's to get some medicine for Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Billy Stewart, W.F. Wingfield and Thos. Stubblefield came out from Crockett and stopped with me at the house. In the evening I rode down to Mother's to carry her the medicine. I found her much improved. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] still down there. Stewart & his party caught a fine mess of fish. Weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 88°. Hicks ground 10 bushels of corn.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sunday, June 5th, 1864

To day I rode my horse hawk up to Mrs. Brooks' & remained there for dinner. I learned from her of the death of Silas E. Keen who was wounded at the battle of Mansfield. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up to see the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] they did not remain long as they left Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] sick and had to return to wait upon her. Burt rode hawk home because the pony she rode up became refractory & would not be governed by her. Weather cloudy and warm with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 81°.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saturday, June 4th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. I worked in the garden. Hicks ground 9 bushels of corn. I let Father [Joshua James Hall] have 3 bushels of meal on account. Weather clear and very warm. Ther: 87°.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Friday, June 3rd, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field. I worked in the garden. Father [Joshua James Hall] stopped for dinner as he returned home from Crockett. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode Hawk down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and remained there. Late in the evening the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children returned home from their protracted visit down to Mother's. Hicks ground 2 bushels of corn. Weather clear and warm. Ther: 84°.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Thursday, June 2nd, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field. I spent the day working in the garden and writing up this note book. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children are still absent on their visit, and this protracted stay sorely perplexes me. Hicks ground 7½ bushels of corn. Weather variable & warm with occasional light showers of rain. Ther: 82°.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Wednesday, June 1st, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field. I worked in the garden. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children are still absent on their visit. Hicks ground 10½ bushels of corn. As to day commences the summer I shall commence noting the stage of the thermometer and give it for each day at 3 o'clock P.M. Weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. Ther: standing at 76°.