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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tuesday, September 3rd, 1861

To day the little woman and I with the children went in the buggy to the bluff and spent the day with Capt. Stubblefield & wife. we returned to Father's in the evening. weather clear & hot.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Monday, September 2nd, 1861

To day I went fishing with poor luck or rather with fisherman's luck. Father killed a beef and I enjoyed a nice fresh steak with no little gusto. weather changeable and very hot.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sunday, September 1st, 1861

To day John Harwell came down from the mill and I went fishing with fine success having caught a nice mess of perch. In the evening Harwell returned to the mill. weather changeable and very hot.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Saturday, August 31st, 1861

To day I felt some better and went up to the mill. John Harwell & Father [Joshua James Hall] went to Crockett. Mrs. Bird spent the day at Fathers and in the evening James McDonald* & Charley Hall came out to spend the night. weather cloudy with occasional showers & very hot.

*Nephew of Mahala. He was killed in Arkansas during the war between the states.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Friday, August 30th, 1861

To day Billy Stewart returned to Crockett. Mr. Leaverton came down and he & Father went to the bluff. I am still quite sick. weather clear & exceedingly hot.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thursday, August 29th, 1861

To day I feel a little better and went fishing with Billy Stewart but in consequence of my becoming quite sick was compelled to return to the house. In the evening Father & Billy Stewart went to the bluff but they returned at night. weather clear & hot.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wednesday, August 28th, 1861

To day I am still sick and taken with a severe neuralgic attack. Wm. A. Stewart came out from Crockett to see me and remained at Father's all night. weather clear & very hot.