Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tuesday, September 13th, 1864

To day the boys are engaged in killing a beef. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to carry some clothing to be sent to Frank Stewart. Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] had a fever. Hicks ground 3 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 91°.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Monday, September 12th, 1864

To day the boys are engaged picking peas. I rode down with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] after some muscadines and succeeded in getting a basket full. John arrived with the wagon from Huntsville all safe and sound. Mr. Morgan's wagon arrived when he left in route for the saline. I sent by him 20$ specie to purchase some wool if possible for the little woman. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sunday, September 11th, 1864

To day I left Mrs. Wyser's in company with Mr. Silas Morgan and rode 41 miles and arrived home. I found the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children all well. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] was also at home having come up on Friday last. I also found Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] upon a visit. Mr. Morgan stopped with me for the night on his way to the saline after salt. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 95°.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Saturday, September 10th, 1864

To day we left our camp at Nelson's creek and drove to Huntsville, where I exchanged at the Penitentiary my four bales of cotton which weighed 1958 lbs for 198½ yards of osnaburgs and 144 yards of cotton Jeans after which we left Huntsville in route for Home with the wagons and drove 8 miles where the wagons camped at Nelson's creek for the night. I however rode to the river 13 miles and stopped with Mrs. Wyser for the night for which I paid her 10$. Mr. White and myself having parted company at Huntsville. Weather changeable & hot. Ther: 94°.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Friday, September 9th, 1864

To day I left Brown's and rode about ten miles, when I over took my wagon, shortly after I fell in company with Mr. White we then traveled together and drove as far as Nelson's creek where we camped for the night having crossed the Trinity river at Wyser's for which I paid 10$. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 90°.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Thursday, September 8th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work on the house to save peas in. I let Mr. Keen have ½ bushel of meal. After dinner I left home on my horse Rob in route for Huntsville and rode 25 miles and stopped with Mr. Brown for the night and for which I paid him 20$. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Wednesday, September 7th, 1864

To day John left for Huntsville, with the wagon, three yoke of oxen and five bales of cotton. The boys are at work putting up a house to save some peas in. In the evening the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] and I drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy and spent the evening. Hicks ground 1 bushel of corn. Weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 80°. At night Lieut. Allen and his comrad stopped with me.