Saturday, June 28, 2014

Tuesday, June 28th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the bottom field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. I made two more shuttles for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] had a hard chill & severe fever. Hicks ground 3½ bushels of wheat and 20 bushels of corn. Weather changeable with a hard rain in the evening. Ther: 86°.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Monday, June 27th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the bottom field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day and night. I made two shuttles for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Hicks ground 12 bushels of corn & 5 bushels of wheat. An old gentleman & his son stopped with me for the night. Weather clear and hot in the morning but cloudy & rainy in the evening. Ther: 88°.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sunday, June 26th, 1864

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children, Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and myself all rode down to mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. while we were there Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] went in swimming and came near being drowned. John Connelly left Mother's for home [i.e., Georgetown] riding Father's [Joshua James Hall] little mule pompy. Weather clear and warm. Ther: 88°.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Saturday, June 25th, 1864

To day the boys are at work hauling wood. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to see her cousin John Connelly who has just returned from the Army. he reports that Capt. Vontress was killed on the 17th inst. by lightning as well as the horse upon which he was riding while bearing a dispatch from his general officer he was acting at the time as aid de campe. I finished the warping bars for the little woman. Mr. Byers of Liberty County stopped with me for the night. He is on his way to the wheat region. Weather clear and warm. Ther: 86°.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Friday, June 24th, 1864

To day the boys finished setting out potato slips. Mr. & Mrs. Pennington came over and spent the day as also Mr. Thomas Keene. Hicks ground 10 bushels of wheat and 20 bushels of corn. Weather variable & warm. Ther: 82°.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Thursday, June 23rd, 1864

To day the boys are still at work setting out potato slips. Richard Pennington came over and spent the day. Hicks attended the mill and ground 8 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & spent the day. Weather changeable, with a hard shower of rain in the evening. Ther: standing at 76°.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wednesday, June 22nd, 1864

To day the boys are still at work setting out potato slips. I worked on the warping bars. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the night. Hicks attended the mill and ground 22 bushels of corn. Weather variable with a hard shower of rain in the evening. Ther: 80°.