Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tuesday, July 5th, 1864

To day I kept the boys home to attend around the house. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Billy Stewart left early in the morning. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still very ill and I think the crisis of the disease passed this morning and I now have some hope of his recovery. Mrs. J.H. Leaverton came over to see Jimmy & spent the day. Late in the evening Dr. Murchison came to see Jimmy. Mrs. Bird came & staid all night. Louisa & Wolf are still sick. Hicks ground 11 bushels of corn and was then taken with fever, also Conney. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Monday, July 4th, 1864

To day I kept the boys home to attend around the house. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up to see Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] who is still very very sick and sinking rapidly under his disease. mother remained for the night. Dr. Murchison came to see Jimmy but after prescribing he left. Laura [Leaverton] & Isabella [Downes] called in to see Jimmy but did not stop long. Louisa & Wolf were both taken with fever. Billy Stewart came out from Crockett & stopped with me for the night. he handed me 360$ sent to me by Billy Wingfield. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 90°.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sunday, July 3rd, 1864

To day Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Mrs. Leaverton rode down home in my buggy. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Laura [Leaverton] & Isabella [Downes] came up and spent the day. Dr. Murchison came to see Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] who is still very sick and requires our closest attention both day & night. Laura & Isabella left for Mother's and the Doctor for home. Nellie remained to assist in waiting upon Jimmy. Weather variable & warm, with a light shower of rain. Ther: 86°.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Saturday, July 2nd, 1864

To day the boys again went out hunting cows & calves. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Mrs. Leaverton came up in my buggy and remained to assist the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in taking care of Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall], who is still very sick with a severe attack of bilious fever. Dr. Murchison came to see Jimmy professionally. The Doctor made me a present of 5 lbs of good home made tobacco. He also made for the little woman 2 bottles of paragoric. Hicks ground 14 bushels of corn. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Friday, July 1st, 1864

To day the boys went out hunting cows & calves, and succeeded in driving up three. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Mrs. Leaverton drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in my buggy. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still quite sick. The water being so low in the pond that the mill done no grinding. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Thursday, June 30th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the new ground. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still very sick. Father [Joshua James Hall], Berta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall], Laura Leaverton & Isabella Downes came out from Crockett and stopped for dinner. also six soldiers stopped for dinner. In the evening Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and Mrs. Leaverton came out from Crockett and remained all night. Hicks ground 4 bushels of corn. Weather clear & warm. Ther: 88°. Thus closes my jottings of events that are alone interesting to me for June.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wednesday, June 29th, 1864

To day the boys finished working in the bottom field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Father [Joshua James Hall] and Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] all drove to Crockett to attend an instrumental & vocal concert. Nellie drove my horse Rob & buggy. I sent Billy Stewart by Mr. Wingfield's wagon 2 bushels of meal, 1 bushel of corn and 50 lbs. of flour. Hicks attended the mill and ground 4 bushels of corn. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still quite sick. Weather clear & warm. Ther: 86°.