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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tuesday, August 6th, 1861

To day I borrowed James Wrigley's celebrated mule Kate & started up the Country to the Mills. I traveled 40 miles and stoped for the night at John Carr's. weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain. expenses $1.50.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Monday, August 5th, 1861

To day I went up town in company with Charley Lund to attend the general election for state officers. after voting we returned to the store. but little business doing. Sam Sharp still sick but somewhat better. weather clear in the morning but very hard rain all the evening with Ther. standing at 88°

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sunday, August 4th, 1861

To day I remained at the store. The Ruthven left for Galveston after the arrival of the Beaumont train. Sam Sharp still sick. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain. Ther. standing at 92°

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Saturday, August 3rd, 1861

To day James Wrigley arrived home from Houston in the train of cars. Sam Sharp was taken very sick and remained home. E.W. Smith staid with me all day & night. but little business doing. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 95° with an exceedingly hard rain at night.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Friday, August 2nd, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with Capt McKeen's company in route for Virginia they making a fine appearance and being determined to do the Yankees all the damage possible. Mr. Bolling went out in the cars with said Company. Frank Stewart arrived from the Mill, with the little wagon & mules bringing several articles and he looking very well from the trip. But little doing in the way of business. weather clear & hot. Ther: at 91°.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Thursday, August 1st, 1861

To day Mr. Bolling returned on the cars from Sabine Pass. James Wrigley left on a hand car for Houston. I am busily employed in making out Rail Road accounts for the last month. Business rather dull. weather clear and hot with Ther. at 91°. we had a hard rain and storm at night.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wednesday, July 31st, 1861

To day Thomas P. Ochiltree called to see me and spent some time. I am engaged as salesman, with pretty active business. weather changeable & showery with Ther: standing at 91°.