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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tuesday, December 31st, 1861

To day I am busy in the store acting as salesman. The cars arrived from Beaumont bringing 7 more of the long looked for cannon, three of the seven being Columbiads and weighing as follows: 13,224. - 13,226. & 13,328 lbs. weather clear and pleasant. 

Thus I close the records of daily events for the year 1861, and whether God will permit me to live to keep the records of another year, is more than poor mortal man can know, but trusting in his mercy I shall enter upon the trials of another year, with hopes of future success & prosperity through his goodness & favor.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Monday, December 30th, 1861

To day the steamer Ruthven left for Galveston with the two cannon. I am busy as salesman in the store. Charlie Lund arrived on the cars from Houston. weather clear & rather cool.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sunday, December 29th, 1861

To day I am engaged with 20 hands in removing the two cannons that arrived on yesterday from the cars to the steam boat landing. this was a pretty hard undertaking as we had no wagon to haul them but was compelled to rock? them on skids. as difficult as the undertaking was I however succeeded and placed safely on board the Steamer Ruthven to be carried to Galveston. weather clear with a slight frost at night.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Saturday, December 28th, 1861

To day Charlie Lund and Sergeant E.L. Jones left in the cars for Houston. The remains of Col. Terry also passed in the cars. I am busy in the store. The cannons so long looked for and anxiously expected arrived in the cars at least two of them arrived, one weighing 9027 lbs. & the other 8500 lbs. weather clear & pleasant.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friday, December 27th, 1861

To day I am at the Ware house with but little doing. The Str Ruthven left for Galveston. weather changeable with drizzling rain & pretty cold.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Thursday, December 26th, 1861

To day I am engaged at the ware house, doing but very little business however. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, with but little freight. weather changeable & cold, which a very great change from yesterday, and a frost at night.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 25th, 1861

To day being Christmas no kind of business was done. The Steamer Ruthven arrived & departed. We had a find flow of egg nogg to ward off the dullness of the times. weather changeable & very warm for the season of the year.