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Monday, October 8, 2012

Wednesday, October 8th, 1862


To day at 7 o'clock a.m. The little woman was delivered of a male child weighing 11 lbs. 1 oz. which I named "James Wrigley" in honor of my old friend James Wrigley. There was no white persons present at the birth except Mother* & myself. Dr. Murchison for whom I sent arrived too late to be of any service. The little woman and baby are doing very well. In consequence of the birth of this my first Son I took a big egg nogg which was not bad by the way. weather cloudy and warm. it commenced raining about 8 o'clock a.m. & rained throughout the day. [*The person he refers to as "Mother" is Mahala Lee Sharp Hall nee Roberts . . . who is actually his step-mother . . . as well as his mother-in-law . . . aka the mother of "the little woman" . . . and Mahala is also the 3rd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog . . . ]

 

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BeNotForgot said...

GALVESTON WEEKLY NEWS
October 8, 1862, p. 2, c. 1

The Attack on Galveston.

. . . As well as we can learn the result of the last interview with the enemy was that four days from Saturday night, should be allowed for the removal of the women and children and of all who desired to leave, but whether the terms embraced a surrender of the city at the end of the four days, we cannot learn. It is said that during this time the enemy agreed not to bring their gunboats nearer the city. . . Since this suspension of hostilities the inhabitants of the city have been removing as fast as practicable, and the cars and one steamer are now constantly engaged day and night in removing the people with their effects.