Saturday, March 3, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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.