Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tuesday, February 6th, 1866

To day I worked at the warehouse, although suffering severely with the Cough and sore throat. The steamers Indian No. 2 & Col. Stell left for Galveston. Frank [Stewart] and Burta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] are still quite sick. Fannie is again up. Weather cloudy and cold with occasional showers of rain.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Monday, February 5th, 1866

To day the Steamers Indian No. 2 and Col. Stell came up to the landing from Walnut bluff and commenced discharging their freight. I walked down to the Warehouse and made out the bills of ladings for 52 bales of Cotton, although I am quite feeble and suffering severely with a Cough and sore throat. Frank [Stewart] and Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] are still very sick. Fannie is beter. Weather cloudy and cold with rain throughout the entire day. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Friday, February 4th, 1866

To day I remained at home in consequence of my Cold, Cough and sore throat which does not seem to improve any. Frank [Stewart] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Fannie are all sick. The Steamers Indian No. 2 and Col. Stell arrived at Walnut bluff from Galveston. Weather cloudy and cold with drizzling rain.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Saturday, February 3rd, 1866

To day I remained at home, not being able to go out in consequence of a bad cold, cough and sore throat. Hicks still at work at the school house for Col. Wrigley. Frank [Stewart] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] are still sick, and I see no change for the better. Mrs. Massie still here sewing for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. she however left for home late in the evening. Weather variable and cold.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Friday, February 2nd, 1866

To day I am still confined home with my cough and cold. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and Albert worked in the garden. Hicks still at work on the school house for Col. Wrigley. Ed. Jones gave a dancing party up town. Mrs. Massie is still at work sewing. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] and Frank [Stewart] still sick. Weather variable and cool.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Thursday, February 1st, 1866

To day I am so sorely afflicted with a cough and cold as to render me entirely unfit for business. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and Mrs. Wrigley drove up town to purchase a few articles. Hicks is still at work on the school house for Col. Wrigley. Albert worked in the garden setting out onions. Mrs. Massie still here sewing for the little woman. Frank [Stewart] and Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] are no better. Weather variable and cool.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wednesday, January 31st, 1866

To day Lelia & Ed. Jones arrived home from Houston. Hicks & Albert assisted Col. Wrigley on the school house. Mrs. Massie is still here. Frank [Stewart] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] still sick. Weather variable & unpleasant. Thus I close my notes for the month of January.