Saturday, June 11, 2016

Monday, June 11th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Hicks & Steve are engaged hauling shingles from the [rail]cars. The Str. Royal Arch arrived from Galveston and by her I received a barrel of ice to cool the parched tongue. Ed. Jones took dinner with me. My Cough & itch is but little if any better. Weather variable and hot : Ther : 88°.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sunday, June 10th, 1866

To day I spent at home writing up this journal. Ed. Jones and Capt. Dawson came and spent the forenoon with me. I am still suffering with the itch and cough. Weather changeable and hot. Ther : 86°

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Saturday, June 9th, 1866

The forenoon of to day I worked at the warehouse. The evening I spent at home and painted another shutter. The cars brought me from Beaumont 32,000 shingles, which Hicks is engaged hauling. I am yet suffering with the itch and cough. I however missed the fever again. Weather variable and hot. Ther : 86°.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Friday, June 8th, 1866

The forenoon of to day I worked at the warehouse. The evening I spent at home and painted another shutter. I took quinine all day and missed the fever. I am however suffering severely with the cough. Hicks is at work in the garden. The Str. Arizona came down the [Trinity] river and proceeded on her voyage to Galveston. Weather changeable and hot. Ther : 86°.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Thursday, June 7th, 1866

The forenoon of to day, I worked at the warehouse. In the evening I remained at home & painted one shutter, after which I had another fever in addition to my other diseasements. Hicks hauled bricks and sand to the black smith shop. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] hired a negro woman by the name of Ann, incumbered with two children. for her services as cook in addition to supporting her two children, she is to receive six dollars per month in specie, thus relieving the little woman from cooking. Weather variable and hot. Ther : 88°.

 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Wednesday, June 6th, 1866

To day Col. Wrigley, Mrs. Wrigley, Lelea, the babe & servant all left on the Str. Royal Arch in route for Galveston. I worked all the forenoon at the warehouse. In the evening I was confined at home with the fever, in addition to all my other ailments. Hicks hauled all day for Capt. Dawson. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is still cooking and has been doing her own house work since the 1st inst. Weather cloudy & hot: Ther : 96°.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tuesday, June 5th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Str. Royal Arch arrived from Galveston, with considerable freight on board. Mr. Bolling consigned to us 330 sacks of corn for sale. I am still suffering with cough and the itch. Weather variable and hot. Ther : 88°.