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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Friday, November 1st, 1861

To day am quite well. The steamer Ruthven failed to make her regular trip. John Wrigley took the hands off and stoped all work on my house. Frank Stewart still hauling brick. Charley Lund returned home by the way of Houston on the rail road cars looking quite well after his visit to Galveston. Business very dull. weather changeable with wind blowing hard from the North. it abated and at night a hard frost which is the first of the season at least in or about my locality.


benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . on this date in 1861 . . . US President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL [MEMPHIS, TN], November 1, 1861, p. 1, c. 2

Louisiana Intelligence.

The Beef Contract with the Confederacy.—The Alexandria Democrat says:

["]Messrs. Porter & McGee have closed with the Confederate States government a contract to furnish the army with thirty thousand barrels of mess beef. They were here last week, and have selected a site about one mile below our town for the erection of their buildings. The lumber is now being hauled to the ground, and all the necessary buildings will be under way in a few days, and in less than one month they will commence slaughtering and packing over three hundred beeves a day. The beeves are all bought, and are to be delivered as wanted.["]

The Pointe Coupee (False river) Democrat is informed that Mr. Pierre Porche will arrive in that parish this week with a drove of two or three hundred fine Texas cattle.