Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
To day the Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston and Mrs. Wrigley and her children also left on her to spend Christmas with her relatives in Houston. Sam H. Sharp* and Frank Stewart whom I paid off and discharged from my service left for my mill up the Country [to Houston County] in my little wagon. I am busy in the ware house. weather changeable and cold, with a hard frost at night.
*This Sam is the 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this family history blog.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with sergeant E.L. Jones and several other members of the "Liberty Guards" to spend Christmas with us. weather changeable & cold with hard frost at night.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
To day I finished tacking up canvass on my new house. The work men are getting along with it pretty well. Business generally brisk. weather cloudy with drizzling rain which made it very unpleasant.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston & also departed. she brought but little freight. I am still engaged in tacking up canvass on the new house. weather cloudy with a hard rain nearly all night & very warm.
Monday, December 19, 2011
To day I am still busily engaged in tacking up canvass on my new house which is also still progressing slowly. Business dull. weather changeable & rather warm with prospects of rain.