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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tuesday, April 16th, 1861

To day I am engaged in the office, getting up our correspondence. very little business doing. The river still rising. weather clear & cool.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Monday, April 15th, 1861

To day the steamer Lucy Guin passed up the river with a good freight. The river is still rising. Dr. W.G.W. Jowers called to see me who looks in fine health and who is now doing busines for several houses in New Orleans. weather cloudy & very cold with a hard rain at night.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday, April 14th, 1861

To day I visited Charley Lund in company with George Gordon and after he had taken a couple of glasses of butter milk we returned. weather cloudy & occasional showers of rain with a strong wind blowing from the north.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Saturday, April 13th, 1861

To day we finished moving all the things into the new office in rear of the store, which will in future be our counting room. river still rising. weather clear & pleasant.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Friday, April 12th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven went over the river to take the freight off of the steamer Lone Star. I dined on board the Ruthven with George Gordon. weather clear & pleasant.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thursday, April 11th, 1861

To day the Steamer Lone Star came down the river but in consequence of the drift having formed a raft above the mill road bridge, she could not get through. The Capt. chartered the Steamer Swan to go to Galveston, in lieu of the Lone Star. James Wrigley & Mrs. Gayle left on the Swan for Galveston. The river is still rising. weather clear & pleasant.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wednesday, April 10th, 1861

To day I finished putting the carpet on the floor and we moved into it and arranged it for a counting room. The steamer Lucy Guin passed down with but little freight. The river is very high and still rising with every appearance of an overflow. weather clear but rather cool.