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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Monday, March 3rd, 1862

To day was very dull in the way of business. The boys are at work on the fence. The steamer Ruthven made a failure in her trip. At night I was compelled to turn out on patrol service. weather clear & very cold with strong North wind blowing.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sunday, March 2nd, 1862

To day I went up town in company with Dr. Stanwood but returned for dinner. In the evening I remained home with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and amused myself in reading. weather clear but very cold and at night there was a hard freeze. In fact it was the coldest night throughout the entire winter and would have done credit to an extreme northern latitude.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Saturday, March 1st, 1862

To day I went up town and fully organized the Militia for the town beat, during the time the citizens held a large mass meeting and at said meeting I received the nomination for the colonelship of the 5th Regt. 3rd Brigade. Business very dull. Boys at work on my fence, weather clear, warm & very windy.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Friday, February 28th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven went down the river on a pleasure excursion and returned in the evening. There were a great many ladies on board. had quite a pleasant party and time passed swiftly and pleasantly. I am engaged at the warehouse. I received a very interesting letter from Sam Sharp*, who has been confined up the Country for some months. The boys are at work on my fence. weather clear & pleasant.  

*Sam Sharp is a 2nd great-grandpa of the Keeper of this blog.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thursday, February 27th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with some little freight. I am engaged in the ware house storing it away. I sent Charley to the mill & processed 7 Bushels of meal for the Liberty Guards. The other boys commenced to work on the fence to enclose my house. weather clear & warm.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wednesday, February 26th, 1862

To day I am engaged at the store in making out a/c's. The boys finished repairing Capt. James Wrigley's fence. No business doing. Mr. Patillo still engaged on my stable. weather clear & warm.