Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tuesday, August 9th, 1864

To day the boys are at work pulling fodder. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] & myself drove down to Hall's bluff in the buggy and spent the day with Captain Stubblefield and family. Weather variable & hot with a hard rain. The Ther. being at 93° at 2 O'clk. P.M. but fell to 80° after the rain.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Monday, August 8th, 1864

To day the boys are still across the river, but returned home late at night with two of the oxen. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] missed her fever. Weather changeable with a light shower of rain. Ther: 93°.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sunday, August 7th, 1864

To day I let the boys go across the Trinity River in search of some of my oxen that has been gone for some time. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] returned home from her visit to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Sharp]. Weather changeable & hot. Ther: 95°.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Saturday, August 6th, 1864

To day Bill is still at work pulling fodder. I let John go over to assist Mr. Keen in stacking his fodder. I rode down to the mill & delivered to Mr. Parker's negro man 32 lbs. of flour, in part payment for 27½ lbs of tallow. In the evening I rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to see Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall]. Weather changeable & hot. Ther: 92°.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Friday, August 5th, 1864

To day Bill is at work pulling fodder. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] wove 2 yds. of cloth. Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] is sick with fever. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Weather cloudy & hot with a hard shower of rain. Ther: 80°.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Thursday, August 4th, 1864

To day Bill is still at work pulling fodder. John returned from Crockett with 200 lbs of sugar and the saddle. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Mrs. Keen came up and spent the day. Mrs. Keen again drew the thread in the harness & sley of the loom which the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] had had cut out. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] & Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] both had fevers. I am rather unwell myself. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 93°.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Wednesday, August 3rd, 1864

To day Bill is at work in the lower field pulling fodder. I sent John to Crockett after some sugar. by him I sent to Billy Stewart 2 bushels of meal, 50 lbs. flour & 3 doz. eggs. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] also rode to Crockett & while there Nellie procured for me from Mr. Craddock a saddle for which she paid 95$. I learned that Crockett was nearly consumed by fire on yesterday. The fire broke out about 10 o'clock a.m. and burnt until 2 o'clk P.M. consuming in all about 25 houses. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & I with the children drove down to the mill & while there Mr. Miller the Govt. agent called upon me for one half of my cotton, which I declined to let go. Weather changeable & hot. Ther: 95°.