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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Monday, March 10th, 1862

To day I am busy in the store making out accounts. There is but little business doing in the way of selling goods. The boys are busy in the swamp getting out parts of my fence. weather changeable & rather cool.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sunday, March 9th, 1862

To day Charley Lund arrived on the cars, having the remains of John Wrigley in charge. In the evening he was interred by the Masonic fraternity with a large concourse of citizens in attendance. although the place of burial was some 6 miles off myself & family attended. weather cloudy with drizzling rain and at night a very hard rain.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Saturday, March 8th, 1862

To day Capt. James Wrigley arrived on the freight train from Houston, to attend the funeral of his deceased Brother. I am busy in the store. The boys are engaged digging the grave for the remains of John Wrigley. weather changeable & rather cool.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Friday, March 7th, 1862

To day Charley Lund left on the cars to attend to the bringing of the remains of John Wrigley home for burial. I am very busy in the store selling goods. The boys are in the swamp getting posts for the fence. weather clear & rather cold.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thursday, March 6th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston bringing but little freight. Business very dull. The boys at work on the house fence. Lieut. W.G. Williams arrived home direct from the army in Virginia on a recruiting tour. he also brought the sad intelligence of the death of John Wrigley. weather clear and cold with a frost and freeze at night.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Wednesday, March 5th, 1862

To day I made the boys plant 3 acres in corn. Business dull. In the evening the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], Mrs. Wrigley, Mrs. Sharp* & I went fishing in the river. we had no success. did not catch even a nibble. weather clear & cold.  

*This Mrs. Sharp, aka Mary Alexandrien "Nellie" Sharp nee Lemaire, is a 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tuesday, March 4th, 1862

To day I am at the store with but little business doing. The boys are at work on the fence around my house. The steamer has not arrived as yet. weather clear & cold with a frost at night.