Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tuesday, July 12th, 1864

To day the boys are engaged hauling some things up to the King house to which place I have this day moved my family for the residue of the summer on account of their ill health at the mill place. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still improving a little. so are all the rest of the sick except Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] who still has the fever. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 92°.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Monday, July 11th, 1864

To day I went up to the King house with the boys & fixed up the fences. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still quite sick but improving slowly. Wolf is still sick, all the rest missed their fevers. Hicks is employed in making a sand bolster for my wagon. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 92°.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sunday, July 10th, 1864

To day I remained in the house waiting upon the sick. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still sick but improving a little. Wolf still sick. Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] was taken with fever. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 92°.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Saturday, July 9th, 1864

To day the boys are at work hauling wood. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Mrs. Bird left for their respective homes. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still improving a little although still quite sick. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] missed her fever. Wolf is still sick. Mrs. Leaverton, Laura [Leaverton] & Isabella [Downes] called in to see Jimmy. Hicks ground 7 bushels of corn. Weather variable and hot. Ther: 90°.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Friday, July 8th, 1864

To day John is at work hauling wood. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still quite sick, but I think recovering a little. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] is also still sick. Hicks, Louisa, Conney and Clara all missed their fevers. Wolf however is not so fortunate. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and Mrs. Bird came and staid all night to assist the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in waiting upon the sick. Father [Joshua James Hall], Mrs. Leaverton, Laura [Leaverton] & Isabella [Downes] called in to see Jimmy. Hicks ground 7 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & warm with a light shower of rain. Ther: 90°.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thursday, July 7th, 1864

To day I kept the boys at home to attend around the house and wait upon the sick. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Mrs. Leaverton came up to see Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] who is still very sick but improving a little. Hicks, Louisa, Conney, Wolf and Clara are all confined with fevers. I let Dr. Murchison have 112 lbs. of flour & 2 bushels of wheat bran. Mr. Freeman & son stopped with me for the night. Weather clear & hot. Thermometer: 91°.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wednesday, July 6th, 1864

To day I kept the boys at home to attend around the house and wait upon the sick. Dr. Murchison stopped on his way to Crockett to see Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] who is still very sick, but I think improving. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] was taken with fever. Hicks, Louisa, Wolf and Conney are still sick. Billy Stewart came to see me & remained until late in the evening when he left for Crockett. I rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] after my buggy and brought little Major [James Hall Sharp] up home with me, he has been staying there for some weeks. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 91°.