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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tuesday, December 18th, 1860

To day I left Dailey's and arrived in Sumpter about 11 o'clock and while there received from Messrs. Ballinger & Robb $338. less 10% on a/c of the Adams note. In consequence of a very hard rain I was compelled to remain in Sumpter all night. expenses of the day $3.60. having ridden only 17 miles. weather cloudy rainy and disagreeably cold.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Monday, December 17th, 1860

To day I mounted Hawk and bid adieu to all at home and started for Liberty. I arrived at Crockett about 11 o'clock a.m. and while there settled with Downes, and received from him $100 in cash and his note for $106.14. I then left Crockett and arrived at Dailey's for supper and remained there all night, having traveled 28 miles. weather cloudy and warm, with a drizzling rain. expenses for the day 75 cents for horse shoeing.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sunday, December 16th, 1860

To day I carried the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & Florence down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy, where she intends to remain during my visit to Liberty. In the evening John Harwell came down & remained to supper. weather changable & rather warm for the season.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Saturday, December 15th, 1860

To day Tanner came up and got a gallon of whiskey for Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. we ground 6½ bushels of meal. weather changable & cold. frost at night.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 14th, 1860

To day John & Bill commenced to make a wheel barrow. nothing doing. weather clear & cold with hard freeze at night.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 13th, 1860

To day I brought Maggie, Burta & Florence home in the buggy. Charley Hall left for Crockett and to remain there. I loaned him Sam Sharp's clear & cool.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wednesday, December 12th, 1860

To day I returned home from Crockett, and went down to see the little woman. weather changable & cold.