Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tuesday, July 18th, 1865

To day I drove up to the City, but did not remain long. I returned home & pulled 18 bundles of fodder in the garden patch of corn. The Steamer Lone Star came up from Galveston. Jimmy is sick with the diarrhea. Weather changeable and hot with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 88°.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Monday, July 17th, 1865

To day the Yankees reduced this point (Liberty) into possession and established head quarters at the Court house. they also opened a Provost Marshal's office to enforce the amnesty oath down the throats of the Southern people. Mr. Perkins came over from Houston on the train. I drove up town in my buggy to see the grand display of the infernal yankee troops. Weather variable and hot with a shower of rain. Ther: 92°.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sunday, July 16th, 1865

To day I drove up town in my buggy in order to mail some letters. The Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. Weather variable and hot. Ther: 92°.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Saturday, July 15th, 1865

To day I am about well again, and drove up town in my buggy with Col. Jim Wrigley. we remained at the depot until the cars came in, in which I found William Leaverton, who has just come down from the mills, and who informed me that all my relatives up there [Houston County] are well. Mr. Leaverton is on his way to Houston. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 92°.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Friday, July 14th, 1865

To day I am still improving and again rode up town in the buggy with Col. Jim Wrigley. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] finished making my cloak. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 91°.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thursday, July 13th, 1865

To day I am well enough to ride up town in the buggy with Mrs. Wrigley. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is engaged in making me a coat. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 92°.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Wednesday, July 12th, 1865

To day I am still confined to the house with fever. The Steamer Mary Hill left for Galveston. Weather variable and hot with a light shower of rain. Ther: 90°.