Saturday, August 8, 2015

Tuesday, August 8th, 1865

To day I drove up to the depot and waited until the cars arrived, in order to see William Leaverton, who came in them from Sour Lake, in route for Houston. Fannie & Florence are sick again with fever. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 86°.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Monday, August 7th, 1865

To day I drove up town in company with Col. Jim Wrigley and while there I purchased on a credit from Mr. James ? 55 lbs. of bacon for which I owe him $7.30. I then drove over and locked up Mrs. Beale's house [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring]*. I then drove down to the warehouse and brought home the balance of the corn named in yesterday's notes. Susan, Mrs. Beal's negro woman, who occupied her house, having refused to to to Mrs. Beale in accordance with her written contract. I sent her adrift. Weather variable and hot with a very hard rain in the afternoon. Ther: 84°. 

*3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this website

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Sunday, August 6th, 1865

To day I sent the negro boy Crockett down to Mr. Cooks after six bushels of corn that I had ? from him. Crockett brought a part of it home and left a part of it at the warehouse. I remained at home reading. Weather changeable and hot. Temp: 81°.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Saturday, August 5th, 1865

To day the Steamer Lone Star arrived from Galveston with 3 companies of Federal soldiers on board. The infernal rascals as soon as they landed commenced plundering through the premises of all the citizens who lived in their route ? &c. They were very ? and rude. I drove up town in company with ? in hopes of seeing the Federals leave. one company left on ? others came in their place. The Lone Star left in the evening for Galveston and thank God one of the companies named above left on her. Fannie & ? were again taken sick with fever. Weather variable and hot with a light shower of rain. Ther: 84°.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Friday, August 4th, 1865

To day I drove up to the cars to see William Leaverton off. he left on the train for Sour Lake. . . . bushels of corn from Capt. Cameron and carried it to the mill being . . . The Steamer Mary Hill left for Galveston. Weather clear and warm with occasional showers of rain throughout the day. Ther: 86°.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thursday, August 3rd, 1865

To day my new woman Jemima came back home, bringing her Mother home with her who I suppose I will now have to support in order to keep Jemima with me. I drove my horse and buggy (with John Booth in Company with me) down to Richard Coles. we remained there for dinner. William Leaverton spent the evening with us. he is waiting for the cars to carry him to Sour Lake. The steamer Mary Hill arrived from Galveston. Weather cloudy and warm. Ther: 88°.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wednesday, August 2nd, 1865


To day William Leaverton arrived from my mills. he informed me that my relatives are well and the mill in successful opperation. He is on his way to Sour Lake. He brought the little woman some apples and a package of letters. He remained for dinner in order to wait for some letters I am engaged in writing. Weather cloudy and warm with a very hard rain. Ther: 86°.