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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sunday, September 23rd, 1860

To day we arrived at Liberty at 7 a.m. and there found that my mules had gotten out and run off for home leaving me a foot. I started Geo. Numsen after them in the stage, and was compelled to remain in Liberty until Wednesday. weather during the time changable & warm.

FYI . . . nothing further is written in the Journal until the 26th . . .

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Saturday, September 22nd, 1860

To day we left Galveston on the Steamer Swan and had a pleasant trip on the bay & up the river. expenses $5. weather changable & warm.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friday, September 21st, 1860

To day we were compelled to lay over in Galveston in consequence of an accident occurring to the Steamer Swan. expenses $3.50. weather clear & warm.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thursday, September 20th, 1860

To day we arrived in Galveston at 5 a.m. and put up at the Tremont. expenses of the day $3.50. weather clear & a little cool.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wednesday, September 19th, 1860

To day I examined the records of the County Clerks office & also settled with Messrs. Henry Sampson etc. on behalf of Messrs. Numsen Thomas etc. and took their note at 6 mos. for $594.00 and left on the Steamer Bayou City at 5 P.M. for Galveston. expenses of the day $6.50. weather clear & a little cool with light North wind.

The Explosion of the Steamer Bayou City. - Front Page - - October 10th, 1860. . . . . . . WASHINGTON, Friday, Oct. 5. The New-Orleans Picayune of the 2d reports the explosion of the steamer Bayou City, running regularly between Galveston and Houston, near Lynchburgh, with a fearful loss of life. The total number killed and wounded is unknown. Those known to be killed principally belong to the boat and were negroes. There was a large list of passengers. As far as known the explosion was caused by incrustation by salt water on the boilers.