Saturday, October 3, 2015

Tuesday, October 3rd, 1865

To day I spent the forenoon down at the warehouse and the afternoon at home. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is still doing her own house hold work. Conny had a chill and fever. Weather clear and pleasant.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Monday, October 2nd, 1865

To day I remained at home, writing up this note book. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is still doing her own house work. Col. James Wrigley dismissed his former slaves Charley and Rose for impertenance. I loaned my revolver to James Wrigley to go out to Mr. Minter's for the purpose of arresting said Minter on a charge of an assault to commit murder on the person of Mr. Lacour. The party went but were unsuccessful. Weather clear and cool.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sunday, October 1st, 1865

To day I remained at home writing up this journal. I loaned my horse and buggy to Ed. Jones to drive out after chinquepins. Mr. Haggart came over and spent the afternoon. Weather variable and a little cool.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Saturday, September 30th, 1865

To day I drove over to negroville and up town in order to hire a servant but signally failed. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is still performing her own house hold work. Mr. & Mrs. ?, Mrs. Wrigley, and Mr. Haggard came over and spent the evening playing whist. Weather variable and cool. Thus I close my notes of current events immediately around me, for the month of September.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friday, September 29th, 1865

To day my freedwoman Jemima and old Elsey left me, in route for Galveston, thus leaving me without a servant and forcing the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] into the kitchen to perform her own household work. I assisted around the house generally. I received a pair of shoes which Charles Lund purchased for me in New Orleans for which he paid $350 and which amt. I still owe him. James Wrigley and Mrs. Perkins arrived on the train from Houston. Weather changeable and warm with occasional [showers] of rain.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thursday, September 28th, 1865

To day I tacked the carpet down in the little room. At night I attended a party given by the young men of Liberty at the residence of Col. Frank Hardin. I passed a very pleasant evening among the guys, all passed off as merry as a "marriage bell" and to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. Weather variable and cool with occasional showers of rain.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wednesday, September 27th, 1865

To day Hicks & John left with one wagon and four yoke of oxen in route for my mills [in Houston County]. Mr. Haggard arrived from Houston on the construction train but he failed to procure me another bowie knife in lieu of the one he lost so I presume I shall be without my knife. I am engaged working around the house and put the carpet down on the parlor floor. weather variable and cool with occasional showers of rain.