Saturday, August 2, 2014

Tuesday, August 2nd, 1864

To day the boys are at work fixing up my wagon to send to Crockett. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & I rode down to the mill and thence to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] went home with us and spent the day but returned to Mother's at night. Weather variable. Ther: 90°.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Monday, August 1st, 1864

To day the boys killed a beef and are at work salting it down. I rode over to attend the general election of State & County officers. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and remained there all night. Weather variable & warm. Ther: 85°.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sunday, July 31st, 1864

To day I drove the buggy and mules down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & carried the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children with me. We left Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] & the little Major [James Hall Sharp] with Mother to remain a few days. Weather changeable with a hard shower of rain. Ther: 80°. Thus closes my notes for the month of July.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Saturday, July 30th, 1864

To day Bill is at work planting irish potatoes. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and Dr. Murchison left for their respective homes. Florence's [Florence Mahala Hall] arm is very much swollen and exceedingly painful. Mrs. Keen came over and fixed the little woman's [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] indigo. Berta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up and spent the day. I let Mr. Keen have 1½ bushels of meal. Weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 90°.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Friday, July 29th, 1864

To day Bill is at work plowing out the peas in the little field. John is still quite sick and unable to do anything. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] fell from the top of the fence and again fractured her right arm, in consequence of which I sent for Dr. Murchison & Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] both of whom came & remained all night. Weather cloudy with showers of rain throughout the entire day. Ther: 80°.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thursday, July 28th, 1864

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to the mill & had her indigo cut & brought home. I am at work repairing the buggy harness. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is engaged weaving & succeeded in weaving 1 yd. I let Mr. Keen have 50 lbs. of flour. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 90°.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wednesday, July 27th, 1864

To day Bill finished pulling fodder in the mill field. John still complaining although he made a trip to the mill in the little wagon. Mrs. Keen came over & spent the day. Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Ag. came up in the cart and brought us twelve water melons. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] & Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] are still sick. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 91°.