Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tuesday, August 22nd, 1865

To day I spent down at the ware house in company with Messrs. Perkins, Haggard, Cameron & Wrigley. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] purchased from Mr. Jackson 20 lbs of beef & for which I still owe him. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Monday, August 21st, 1865

To day I am so sorely afflicted with the itch as to render my getting about perfectly painful. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove up to Mr. Lund's & purchased from him 20 lbs of lard at one bit per pound, & for which I still owe him. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 90°.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sunday, August 20th, 1865

To day I walked up to Charley Lunds and spent the day with him. The children all went hunting muscadines. Weather variable and hot with a shower of rain in the evening. Ther: 90°.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Saturday, August 19th, 1865

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] again missed her fever, and I now think she has entirely recovered from her late indisposition. I went up town to attend a meeting of the City Council and was by said Council elected Mayor of the City of Liberty. after a full organization & election of all city officers, the Council adjourned until the next regular meeting. I purchased from Mr. Bristley one pound of candles at fifty cents, and for which I yet owe him. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 92°.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Friday, August 18th, 1865

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] again missed her fever. Conney however was sick again. I went out with the children and gathered a basket full of Muscadines. I then drove up town and purchased from Mr. Richardson 2$ worth of sugar, 3$ worth of flour and 1 plug of tobacco at $6 all on a credit. Mrs. ? & Mrs. Wrigley spent the evening with the little woman. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 92°.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Thursday, August 17th, 1865

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] missed her fever, but she has a very sore mouth, so has Florence. Conney missed her fever. I purchased from Mr. Jackson 14 lbs of beef and 5 chickens all on a credit. The Yankee troops which had been stationed here all left on the cars in route for Houston, and I sincerely hope no more will be stationed here. I spent the most of the day down at the ware house. Weather variable and hot. Ther: 96°.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Wednesday, August 16th, 1865

To day I drove up town in my buggy to get some medicine for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] who is still sick with the fever. Wolf again missed his fever. Conney was not so fortunate. she had another. I remained at home pretty much all day to attend on the little woman & children. Weather clear and very hot. Ther: 96° being the hottest day of the summer so far.