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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tuesday, March 26th, 1861

To day I sealed & labled the 15 doz. bottles of brandy that I drew off on yesterday and they are now ready for the market. weather cloudy & showery but rather warm.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Monday, March 25th, 1861

To day I drew off 15 doz. [bottles] of brandy and bottled it up for sale. I also went to the City and arbitrated the case of Stanwood & Fatheree vs. Kellum. gave an award in favor of the plaintiffs for $543.50 in this case. James Wrigley was associated with me as an arbitrator. weather changable & rather warm.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sunday, March 24th, 1861

To day I done nothing but loaf around the ware house & take an occasional smile. weather changable & rather cool.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Saturday, March 23rd, 1861

To day I went fishing in a mud creek or rather puddle in company with Sam* Sharp and Ed. Jones with but little success. very little doing by way of selling goods. weather clear but rather cool.

*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog. 


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Friday, March 22nd, 1861

To day I went to the city to arbitrate a matter in controversy between Kellum & Stanwood. I also received a fine barrel of oysters from Galveston on the steamer, which I eat (at least my share) with great gusto. weather cloudy & rather cool.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thursday, March 21st, 1861

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in company with several ladies, went in hunt of black berries. She & Mrs. John Wrigley walk over the railroad bridge, which is a considerable undertaking for a lady. I took a strole in their company on the other side of the [Trinity] river from Liberty. we met with poor success in getting berries however. weather changable & rather cool.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wednesday, March 20th, 1861

To day we are engaged in the store, but I am sorry to say, but little doing. I sent to Galveston for one barrel of fresh oysters, but on the return of the Steamer was disappointed. weather clear & rather cool.