Saturday, August 20, 2016

Monday, August 20th, 1866

To day I left Houston in company with Col. Wrigley on the Cars bound for Galveston, at which place we arrived about 6½ O'Clock P.M. and took rooms at the Washington Hotel. Weather variable and hot. Ther: 83°.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Thursday, August 19th, 1866

To day we were compelled to remain in Houston there being no communication between Houston & Galveston on sunday. Col. Wrigley's son John and daughter Corinne are both quite sick. Weather cloudy and hot with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 88°.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Saturday, August 18th, 1866

To day I left Liberty on the cars for Houston in Company with Col. Wrigley and his family. We arrived in Houston safe and sound and put up with Mr. Perkins. I carried over with me $4000. in gold. Col. Wrigley's son John was sick all the way over. I am sorry to state that I drank too much brandy as medicine, to prevent the cholera which is now prevailing in Houston. Weather cloudy and hot with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 88°.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Friday, August 17th, 1866

To day I worked at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley and family arrived on the cars from Houston. Capt. John W. Redman is still with me. I received by the cars my horse Charley which I purchased when I was last in Galveston and for which I paid 250$ besides the stall and expense bills which amounted to $31.50. Weather cloudy & hot with a hard rain in the evening. Ther: 90°.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thursday, August 16th, 1866

To day during the forenoon I worked at the warehouse. In the evening I worked on the glass border assisted by Ed. Smith. Hicks finished the wagon shed. Capt. John W. Redman is still with me. Ed. Jones has recovered from his illness. Weather variable and hot, with a hard thunder storm & rain. Ther : 95°.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wednesday, August 15th, 1866

To day during the forenoon I worked at the warehouse. In the evening I worked on the border leading from the gate to the front steps with glass bottles. Ed. Smith still assisting and Hicks is at work on the wagon shed. Capt. John W. Redman returned from his visit to the Country and put up with me. Ed. Jones is still sick. Weather variable and hot. Ther : 90°.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tuesday, August 14th, 1866

To day I worked at the warehouse. Mrs. James Wrigley left on the train for Houston. Capt. John W. Redman rode out in the Country after dinner and remained all night. Hicks is at work on the wagon shed. In the evening I commenced a border leading from the front gate to the house made with glass bottles. I was assisted by Ed. Smith. Ed. Jones is quite sick. Weather clear and hot. Ther : 92°.