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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Monday, May 12th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived with Capt. James Wrigley and Ed Jones on board. In the evening I assisted Capt. Wrigley in burying his dead infant. The boys busy in the ware house. The [Trinity] river still rising. weather changeable with occasional showers of rain.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sunday, May 11th, 1862

To day Capt. James Wrigley's wife was delivered of a female child, slightly hair lipped. I bought from Jim Rogers negro man 200 pues [pughes] for 7$. [Trinity] River still rising. weather changeable and showery.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Saturday, May 10th, 1862

To day I went up town. No business doing. The boys are at work on my fence. The [Trinity] river is still rising with fair prospects of an overflow. weather cloudy and occasional showers of rain.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Friday, May 9th, 1862

To day Charley Lund left on another collecting tour, gathering up the war tax. I am engaged at the store. The boys at work in the ware house. Capt. Joe Dark's Company of Cavalry that has been camped here some time, was fully organized. Capt. Bolling left on the cars for Houston. weather cloudy and rather cool.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Thursday, May 8th, 1862

To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston bringing but little freight. Capt. Bolling came over on the cars from Houston. I set the boys to work planting out potato slips. Nothing doing in the way of business. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Wednesday, May 7th, 1862

To day Charley Lund came home from his collecting toure in Hardin county. I am engaged in writing in the war tax collector's office. The boys finished the fence around my horse lot. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain, making it very disagreeable. The [Trinity] river still rising.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tuesday, May 6th, 1862

To day I procured three recruits for Capt. Wrigley's co. Capt. Pickett's company arrived at Liberty in route for the seat of war, but pitched their camp here and doubtless will remain here for several days. [Trinity] River still rising. The boys are at work on my fence. weather clear & warm.