Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
To day Sam* Sharp and I are busily engaged with the boys in storing freight. The steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. The hands in the house finished laying the floors and commenced putting up the ceiling. weather changeable & cool.
[*Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this family history blog]
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a very large freight. There is a general leaving of Galveston for fear the blockading vessels will commence bombarding the City. I am busily engaged in storing away freight in the ware house. Business otherwise dull. The hands are progressing slowly in laying the floors of my new house. weather clear & cool.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
To day I am much better. Business very brisk in the way of selling goods. The Ruthven arrived from Galveston with considerable freight which kept me actively employed in the ware house. The Ruthven left for Galveston in the evening. The hands still engaged on the floors. weather cloudy with a strong north wind blowing & rather cool.
Monday, November 28, 2011
To day I am still quite unwell, indeed so much so as not to be able to attend to any kind of business. Frank Stewart by pleading guilty got out of his difficulty by paying five dollars fine & costs of suit. The hands commenced laying the floor in my new house. weather changeable & rather warm.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
To day I am quite unwell. The steamer Ruthven arrived from and departed for Galveston. Frank Stewart in consequence of being on a "bender" got into a difficulty with James Pickett which came near terminating seriously. weather cloudy & warm.