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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Monday, March 17th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived bringing some considerable freight, and I am busy in the ware house with the boys storing the same away. In the evening the steamer left for Galveston and Capt. James Wrigley* left on her in as big a drunk as ever I have heretofore seen him. Business dull. weather clear & pleasant. 

*Wrigley had just buried his brother, John, on the 9th.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sunday, March 16th, 1862

To day I went up town to get barberized, and then spent the residue of the day at home with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & boy[?]. weather clear & pleasant.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Saturday, March 15th, 1862

To day James Wrigley & myself went up town to attend the elections for field officers of the 5th Regt. and also to Muster & drill company "A" of said Regt. I being a candidate for the Coloncy had to play the amiable finely, after the polls were closed and I was elected I got on a little tight, but very gently. weather clear & pleasant.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Friday, March 14th, 1862

To day I am busily engaged in making out accounts in the office. the boys are still in the swamp getting timber for my fence. weather changeable and cool.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thursday, March 13th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston bringing up but little freight. I am engaged in making out accounts. But little done in the way of business. Alexandrien* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], who had been staying at my house, left for her Mother's [Elizabeth* Lemaire Beall nee Waring]. Capt. James A. Scruggs & Company arrived from Polk County and quartered at the ware house. The boys are still in the woods getting posts. weather changeable & warm with drizzling rain, and at night a very hard rain.  

*This Alexandrien is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Her Mother, Elizabeth, is a 3rd great-grandma.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wednesday, March 12th, 1862

To day I am busy in the store working on accounts with but little business doing. The boys are still getting out posts. I made Charley bed out all the sweet potato seed. weather changeable & rather warm with occasional showers of rain.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tuesday, March 11th, 1862

To day I am very busily engaged at the store in making out accounts. The boys are still in the swamp getting out posts for my fence. Business very dull and nothing whatever doing in the ware house. weather changeable & rather warm.