Saturday, June 25, 2016

Monday, June 25th, 1866

To day I worked at the warehouse until dinner, loading and making out freight bills for the Str. Royal Arch, in order that she may leave for Galveston, which she done in the evening. I drove up town and attended the election for State and County officers. I also attended a session of the City council. I am still suffering with Cough and the itch. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] had a fever, which lasted nearly all day. Weather clear and hot. Ther : 90°.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Sunday, June 24th, 1866

To day I remained at home writing up this journal. The Str. Royal Arch arrived from Galveston. Capt. Dawson is some better. My cough still severe. Weather clear & hot. Ther : 90°.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Saturday, June 23rd, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley & the hands finished the black smith shop, but are yet at work on the shed. The Str. Indian No. 2 arrived from Galveston and after discharging some freight she proceeded on her voyage up the [Trinity] river. The river is now falling very rapidly. I am still suffering with my afflictions. Capt. Dawson is quite sick & Confined to his bed. Weather variable & hot. Ther : 90°.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Friday, June 22nd, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley & the hands are still at work on the shop & shed. Hicks still hauling lumber. I am still suffering with my afflictions. Weather variable & hot. Ther : 88°.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thursday, June 21st, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley and the hands are still at work on the black smith shop also on the salt shed. I am still suffering with my afflictions. Weather variable and hot with a light shower of rain. Ther : 85°.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Wednesday, June 20th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley and the hands are still at work on the shop. Steve's team run away and litterly smashed Col. Wrigley's wagon. Hicks had to run my wagon and team in place of Col. Wrigley's, hauling lumber from the cars. The Str. Royal Arch left for Galveston. Weather clear & hot. Ther : 88°.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tuesday, June 19th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Str. Royal Arch arrived from Galveston with considerable freight on board. Col. Wrigley with the hands are at work completing the black smith shop. I am still suffering with my afflictions. Weather variable & hot: Ther: 84°