Saturday, March 26, 2016

Monday, March 26th, 1866

To day I drove up town in my buggy and while there I opened a special Mayor's Court for the purpose of trying Mr. J. Baillie and a negro man for an affray. Capt. John W. Redmond came back and put up with me. Hicks is at work in the garden. Weather cloudy and cool with occasional showers of rain throughout the day.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Sunday, March 25th, 1866

To day I was compelled to work at the warehouse loading the steamer Ruthven which had just arrived from Galveston after shipping 500 Bbls freight she left for the up river. The river is rising plenty. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] but little improved. I am still suffering with the cough and the itch. Jilks who was killed last night was buried to day. Weather cloudy and cool with rain throughout the night.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Saturday, March 24th, 1866










To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Steamer Emory arrived from the up river with 200 Bales of Cotton on board and proceeded on her voyage to Galveston. I rode up town and remained there until dinner. Mrs. Massie left for home after working for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] 33 days and for which I paid her in full. Mrs. Baldwin came down and spent the day. Capt. John Redmond left for Houston. At night a man by the name of Jilks was Killed in town by a man named Gibson. Weather clear and pleasant.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Friday, March 23rd, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Str. Indian No. 2 left for Galveston. District Court is still in session. Mrs. Massie is still here. Capt. Redmond came up from Frank Redmonds and put up with me. The river is rising. Weather variable and warm.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Thursday, March 22nd, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. My cough is rather worse. Capt. John K. Redmond rode down to Frank Redmond's where he remained all night. Mrs. Massie is still here. The Str. Indian still below wooding. Weather cloudy & cool with misting rain.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Wednesday, March 21st, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Steamer Indian No. 2 arrived from Galveston with some little freight. Mrs. Massie is still here, also Capt. Redmond. The Str. Indian No. 2 dropped down to Cole's wood yard. At night I attended a dancing party given at Mr. Baldwin's hotel, and in consequence of which my cough is much worse. Weather clear and cool.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tuesday, March 20th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston. Capt. Gordon came up & dined with us. My cough is a little better. Hicks is engaged hauling freight. Mrs. Massie is still here sewing for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Capt. Redmond is also still here. The Str. Ruthven left for Galveston. Weather clear and cool.