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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Monday, June 2nd, 1862

To day I am busy in my office. D. Richardson & daughter, Sophy, returned from Smith's point and brought my horse Hawk home. they put up at my house. Capt. James Wrigley with his company left on the cars for Camp Waul in Washington County. D. Richardson & daughter also left on the cars. weather clear & pleasant. Ther. 88°.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sunday, June 1st, 1862

To day I received the appointment of Provost Marshal for Liberty County and am busily engaged in granting permits. weather clear & pleasant. Thermometer 85°

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Saturday, May 31st, 1862

To day I am very busy in the conscript office, making soldiers. The steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a large cargo of freight & with a great many passengers. The boys are busy storing freight. weather changeable and showery with a hard rain at night. Thus I close the jottings for the month of May.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Friday, May 30th, 1862

To day I am very busy in the conscript office putting many into the army who would not otherwise have joined. The boys still hauling corn. The little woman has entirely recovered. weather clear & warm.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thursday, May 29th, 1862

To day I loaned my horse Hawk to D. Richardson who left in company with Charley Lund for Smith's point on Galveston bay. I am very busy in the conscript office. The boys are still engaged in hauling corn from Swilley's landing. The little woman is able to be up and look after her household affairs. weather clear & warm.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wednesday, May 28th, 1862

To day D. Richardson came over on the cars from Houston to see me & stopped at my house during his stay in Liberty. I am busy enrolling those liable as conscripts for the army. I put the boys to hauling corn from Swilley landing. weather clear & warm. the little woman still improving.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tuesday, May 27th, 1862

To day I am busily engaged in enrolling conscripts for the Confederate army. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a large freight and full list of passengers. The boys are engaged in the ware house under the directions of Sam*, storing freight. The little woman is still confined to her bed, but somewhat improving. weather clear & pleasant.

*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.