Saturday, August 6, 2016

Monday, August 6th, 1866

To day I went up town and held an election for seven trustees or alderman for the Corporation of the City of Liberty. The time of the old board having expired. At which said election I was again re-elected one of the Alderman. Capt. John W. Redman is still with me. I received from Galveston by the way of Houston the little monument purchased by the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and to be erected over the grave of my sweet little babe Josephine Martha. Weather variable and hot. Ther : 96°.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sunday, August 5th, 1866

To day in the forenoon I remained at home writing up this journal. In the evening Col. Wrigley and I attended the funeral of young Prescott Pickett, who was buried in the burial ground at Liberty. Capt. John W. Redman is still with me. I am still suffering from the itch. Weather clear & hot : Ther : 94°.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Saturday, August 4th, 1866

To day in the forenoon I worked at the warehouse. In the evening I drove up town in company with Col. Wrigley to attend the meeting of the City Counsil. Ed. Jones and Grand Ma Gayle left on the [rail]cars for Houston. Capt. John W. Redmond is still with me. Prescott Pickett the son of Col. E.B. Pickett departed this life, aged about 17 years. Weather cloudy and hot. Ther : 87°.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Friday, August 3rd, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Capt. Redman is still with me. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove up town in the buggy after some articles. I am still afflicted with the itch. Hicks is still at work on the wagon shed. Weather cloudy & hot with occasional showers of rain. Ther : 86°.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thursday, August 2nd, 1866

To day I worked at the warehouse. Capt. John W. Redman is still with me. Weather variable & hot. Ther : 93°. In the evening a severe thunder storm came up attended with severe & intense rain and wind from the North, which caused the thermometer to run down to 80° & stopped all kind of business.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Wednesday, August 1st, 1866

To day I was compelled to go up town in order to try Nat Holley for an assault & battery committed upon the person of Wm. Thomas. after hearing the evidence I found him guilty & entered a fine of 10$ & costs. Capt. John W. Redman is still here. Hicks is at work building a wagon shed. Weather vaiable and hot. Ther : 90°.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tuesday, July 31st, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Dr. C.L. Tarleton, wife and child [Annie Woodall McMulin nee Tarleton] came to my house to stop until he could make arrangements to keep house. Capt. John W. Redman also came to my house and put up with me, he having arrived on the cars from Sour Lake. I sent my wagon up town after their baggage. Weather variable and hot. Ther : 94°.thus closes my notes for July.