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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tuesday, April 23rd, 1861

To day I am engaged in the office. The steamer Lucy Guin passed down the river with a very light freight. The river is now falling fast. nothing doing in the way of business. weather cloudy & light misting rain.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Monday, April 22nd, 1861

To day James Wrigley started for Galveston but in consequence of the boat leaving before her hour he was left behind. I am engaged taking an inventory of Makinons stock. weather changable & warm.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sunday, April 21st, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived. I remained down at the office nearly all day. weather changable & pleasant.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Saturday, April 20th, 1861

To day I am engaged in the office making out accounts against the rail road parties. nothing doing out side of the rail road trade. weather changable & rather warm.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Friday, April 19th, 1861

To day the river attained its greatest highth, coming within about two feet of the ware house sills and overflowing a large scope of country below and above this point. But little business doing in the way of selling goods. weather clear and pleasant.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thursday, April 18th, 1861

To day the steamer Lone Star left for the upper river having a pretty fair freight on board. The Steamer Alamo also passed up and the Steamer Col Stell passed down. The river is still rising. weather clear & pleasant.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wednesday, April 17th, 1861

To day James Wrigley & Mrs. Gayle arrived home on the steamer Ruthven from Galveston. I assisted in loading the Steamer Lone Star for the upper river. Florence has had a fever for 2 days, caused from the effect of dentition. Not much business doing. weather clear and pleasant.