Saturday, May 7, 2016

Monday, May 7th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Str. Royal Arch arrived from Galveston. I received by her 1 keg lard and 1 pair of buggy shafts. Ed. Jones arrived from Houston on the train and by him I received a set of wagon and a set of buggy harness. I am still afflicted with the itch. The children are still improving. Capt. John Redmond is still at work painting my house. Weather cloudy and warm, with indications of rain.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Sunday, May 6th, 1866

To day I remained at home writing up this journal. The children are all recovering from the measles. I am severely suffering from the itch or some other infernal eruption of the skin breaking out all over my body and producing considerable pain. Weather variable & pleasant.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Saturday, May 5th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley, Mrs. Gayle and Ida all left on the cars for Houston. Capt. John W. Redmond commenced to paint my house. The Str. Ruthven came down the [Trinity] river, and after repairing her wheel left for Galveston. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall], Josephine [Martha Hall] & Conney are still recovering from the measles. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Florence [Mahala Hall] are now well. I am suffering with the itch. Weather cloudy and warm.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Friday, May 4th, 1866

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. The Str. Emery passed down the [Trinity] river with a full load of Cotton. James Wrigley is Considerably brused up by his fall from the wagon in the run away scrape last evening. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] and Josephine [Mahala Hall] are still recovering slowly from the measles. Capt. John W. Redmond is still with me. Ed. Jones left for Houston on horse back. Weather variable and warm.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thursday, May 3rd, 1866

To day I am engaged at work at the warehouse. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] and Josephine [Martha Hall] recovering from the measles. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Florence [Mahala Hall] are about well. The Steamer Col. Stell came down the [Trinity] river with 300 bales of Cotton on board and reports the river falling. she proceeded on her voyage to Galveston. The Steamer Kate arrived from Galveston with some freight on board which we stored except one load, which Col. Wrigley attempted to haul to town, but his horses became frightened and run off with the wagon doing considerable damage to the wagon, breaking up the harness and damaging the load of flour. Capt. John W. Redmond is still with me. Weather variable and warm.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Wednesday, May 2nd, 1866

To day I am busy at work at the warehouse. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] and Josephine [Martha Hall] are still sick with the measles. Florence [Mahala Hall] is recovering. Conney is also improving. Hicks is at work making me a ladder. Capt. John W. Redmond came back from his visit to Frank Redmond's and put up with me. Weather variable and warm.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tuesday, May 1st, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Str. Royal Arch left for Galveston with Maj. Bolling on board and to whom I loaned 2 wagon sheets for the purpose of making an awning. The articles purchased by Ed. Jones for me, viz: The clothing & harness, cost me $113 specie. Col. Wrigley is still sick. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall], Joe and Conney are still sick with measles. Florence [Mahala Hall] and Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] are recovering a little. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] hired a negro woman by the name of Winney to do her cooking & house work generally for which I am to pay her 10$ per month. Mrs. Stanwood spent the evening with us. Capt. John W. Redmond arrived from Sour Lake and stopped with me. he rode down to Frank Redmonds & spent the night. Weather variable and pleasant.