Saturday, June 4, 2016

Monday, June 4th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Hicks & Steve are hauling sand to fill up the blacksmith shop. I am still suffering with the cough & itch. at night the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] had a magnificent oyster supper, to which she invited Col. Wrigley & family, Mr. & Mrs. Trowell, Ed.Jones, Mrs. Buckley, and various others. The affair passed off very pleasantly, and to the general satisfaction of all. Weather variable and hot with occasional showers of rain. Ther 86°.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Sunday, June 3rd, 1866

The forenoon of to day I spent at the warehouse, the evening at home. I am sorely afflicted with a cough besides the itch. My whole family have the itch. Weather variable & hot with occasional showers of rain. Ther 81°.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Saturday, June 2nd, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley, with the hands, let the McKim house down and cut out several doors in order to convert the building into a blacksmith shop. The steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston bound up the [Trinity] river, and after putting off some freight she left on her voyage. Weather variable and hot with a rain at night. Ther : 88°.
 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Friday, June 1st, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Hicks & Steve are still hauling salt & finished removing the same. The steamer Indian No. 2 arrived from Galveston bound up the [Trinity] river, after taking on board 100 sacks salt, she proceeded on her voyage. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] & I are still sorely afflicted with the itch. As this is the first day of summer I begin to note the state of the thermometer as I have heretofore kept it. Ed. Jones arrived from Galveston on the steamer Indian No. 2. Weather variable and hot: Ther: 86°.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Thursday, May 31st, 1866

To day I am at work at the ware house. Col. Wrigley with the hands finished the ground work and laying the floor of the Warehouse shed. Hicks & Steve are at work hauling the salt out of the McKim house and piling it upon the platform or floor of the shed. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] & I are still suffering with the itch or some other infernal sores. Weather variable and cool with occasional showers of rain. Thus closes my jottings for the month of May.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Wednesday, May 30th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley with the hands are still at work on the warehouse shed. Hicks is engaged hauling. Weather cloudy and cold with occasional light showers of rain.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tuesday, May 29th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley commenced building a shed to the warehouse. The Steamer Royal Arch left for Galveston, with Capt. John W. Redmond on board, who leaves to visit New Orleans. Capt. Dawson left on the [rail]cars for Houston. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] & I are still suffering with the itch. Weather cloudy and cold, with sprinkling showers of rain.