Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tuesday, June 27th, 1865

To day I left Liberty in company with Col. Jim Wrigley on the cars bound for Houston. We arrived at Houston safely and I stopped at the Fannin House with my old friend Col. Murray. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Monday, June 26th, 1865

To day I am at work getting things arranged in the house and putting the furniture up assisted by Frank Stewart & Billy Roberts and after partially arranging the house I moved my family over from Col. Wrigley's and can now say that we are once more at home. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sunday, June 25th, 1865

To day Billy Roberts arrived with the wagons all safe and sound without breaking any of the furniture. Hicks & John looking very well. My family are all still over at Col. Wrigleys. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 92°.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Saturday, June 24th, 1865

To day I succeeded in stopping the diarrhea from running in me and am consequently much better. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] with Fanny Fitzsimmons & Josephine in my buggy drawn by my horse Rob arrived safe and sound in Liberty. Frank Stewart with the little wagon & mules also arrived safe bringing down in the little wagon, Florence and Jimmy, also Louisa, Jemima, Conny and Wolf with sundry provisions etc. We all upon the invitation of Col. Jim Wrigley stopped at his house of course I left John Booths. The little woman passed my wagons on the road, they having left on the 16th with Jemima  was taken down at the residence of my old friend Dan Dailey & safely delivered of a female child on the 17th inst both Mother & child are doing well. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 96°.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Friday, June 23rd, 1865

To day I am still at John Booth's and was taken very sick with diarrhea, and passed a very unpleasant time. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 91°.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thursday, June 22nd, 1865

To day I am still at John Booth's. Nothing as yet from my little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], and I am becoming quite anxious to see her but must waite yet a little longer. If she does not come down by the end of the current month I have resolved to go up after her. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 91°.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wednesday, June 21st, 1865

To day I rode down to gum lake to attend a party or rather a fish fry. we had fine luck and an excellent dinner. I passed a very pleasant time and everything passed off to the satisfaction of all the parties interested. At night I went down to Mr. Cole's in his yawl [boat] to attend a party given by Mr. Cole in honor of Col. Denson & his bride they having just been married and the party might be considered as a bridle [sic] party or ball. I have received nothing as yet from home [Houston County]. I am still at John Booths. Weather clear & very hot. Ther: 91°.