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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tuesday, April 2nd, 1861

To day I am engaged in filing and arranging the papers & vouchers belonging to the Trinity River Navigation Company. weather changable and warm with every prospect of rain.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Monday, April 1st, 1861

To day the little wagon in charge of Frank Stewart started up to the Mill carrying William Leaverton and his negroes with a large quantity of his things. I am engaged sealing the wine that I have been drawing off for a few days which is not entirely so pleasant a job as I anticipated. weather cloudy and warm.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sunday, March 31st, 1861

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & myself spent the day at Charley Lunds. Charley has a pretty place & very comfortably fixed. in the evening we returned to Wrigley, having passed the day quite agreeably. weather clear but exceedingly windy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Saturday, March 30th, 1861

To day Frank Stewart arrived with the little wagon and mules, having brought down my negro man Bill & woman Louisa with sundry articles. I am still engaged in drawing off wine. Mr. Leaverton still here but very anxious to leave. he is floundering about like a fish out of water. weather clear during the day with a hard rain at night.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Friday, March 29th, 1861

To day I am still engaged in drawing and bottling off wine. nothing much doing. Mr. Leaverton & negroes are still here, the little wagon not having as yet arrived. weather changable & rather warm.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thursday, March 28th, 1861

To day I am engaged in drawing off wine and bottling it up. Mr. Leaverton's family left on the stage for Crockett and he removed to the house occupied by his negroes. weather cloudy & occasional showers of rain.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wednesday, March 27th, 1861

This morning my cousin William P. Leaverton and family with his negroes arrived on the steamer Ruthven they having just got in from Maryland. The ladies put up at the Hotel but I procured from Jack Makinin his old restaurant for the negroes to stop in until they could be forwarded to Crockett by my little wagon which is now hourly expected with my own negroes drove in charge of Frank Stewart. weather changable & rather warm.