Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tuesday, September 27th, 1864

To day John went up to Mr. Keen's with the wagon to do some hauling for him. I rode my mule John up to Prewitt's tan yard & back a distance of 36 miles in order to get some leather but was unsuccessful. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is still sick with the fever. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day and took Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] home with her. Mother got 22½ lbs of cotton. Weather changeable & hot. Ther: 90°.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Monday, September 26th, 1864

To day the boys are engaged in killing a beef. I rode up to Mrs. Birds and assisted Emily to beam and draw in a piece of jeans. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came home with me from Mrs. Birds. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] still has fever. Hicks ground 2 bushels of corn. Weather variable and warm. Ther: 88°.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunday, September 25th, 1864

To day Aunt Leaverton came up and spent the day. I am engaged in writing up this note book. In the evening I rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] where I found Mr. & Mrs. Keen also Mrs. Bird who has been staying there some time. Fanny came down to Mother's shortly after I got there. Weather changeable & warm. Ther: 86°.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Saturday, September 24th, 1864

To day John is engaged hauling rails from the King house. I finished weaving the bridle reins. Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up after Burt [Roberta Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and she rode home with him. Hicks ground 12 bushels of corn. Weather variable & hot with a light sprinkle of rain in the evening. Ther: 90°.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Friday, September 23rd, 1864

To day I sent the boys after some timber to make a wagon bed. I am engaged in weaving and finished the surcingles. I then warped and beamed and drew in a set of bridle reins, and commenced weaving them. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] are both better. Jemima was taken with another congestive chill. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] still here. Hicks ground 2 bushels of corn. Weather variable, windy and very hot. Ther: 94°.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thursday, September 22nd, 1864

To day the boys finished pulling and hauling corn having made two loads which constitutes the whole crop being about 108 bushels. I am engaged weaving the surcingles out for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] and the little woman are both sick, the former with an attack of the flux and the latter with fever. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] still here. Hicks ground 2 bushels of corn. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 96°.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wednesday, September 21st, 1864

To day the boys are still at work pulling corn and hauled in two loads. Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] is still here. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode up to Mrs. Birds after Emily who came down and put the thread in the loom to weave the surcingles, after which the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] wove about one yard. I am at work around the house. Hicks ground 4 bushels of corn. Weather variable and warm. Ther: 84°.