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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Monday, June 23rd, 1862

To day I am busy at the office engaged in making out the war tax rolls of non rendered lands. Bill engaged in working on the fences. weather changeable & hot. Ther. 92°.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sunday, June 22nd, 1862

To day I remained in my room writing up this Journal. In the evening I attended the funeral of my friend W.R. Howard's child. it died in the morning and was buried in the evening about 4½ o'clock the boys having dug the grave. I partook of a nice water melon for my dinner which was the first I have seen of the season. weather changeable & hot, with some prospects of rain. Ther: 90°.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Saturday, June 21st, 1862

To day I am engaged in the office. In the evening I was compelled to attend the session of the board of Alderman for the City of Liberty. I being a member of said board, and under the laws of the corporation an election was gone into and I had the extreme honor of being elected Mayor of the City, into which office I duly installed after making the oath of office. Sam Sharp & the ladies reached the mills [in Houston County] as I am informed by letter. I make this note in order to date the time that my little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] commenced boarding with her mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts*]. Charley Lund engaged in the office. Boys at work at Capt. Wrigley's. weather clear & hot. Ther: 94°. [*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog.]

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Friday, June 20th, 1862

To day Sam H Sharp having received his commission as assessor & Collector of Liberty County, I am busily engaged in arranging his tax books in order to facilitate him in his collections. Boys at work on the fence. I am getting on pretty well as a batchelor. weather clear & hot. Ther: 94°.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thursday, June 19th, 1862

To day I am busy in the office & finished the war tax rolls for Hardin County. Frank Hitchcock & family moved into my house, and I moved my things to the back room of the store and there took up my headquarters. Boys busy hauling furniture for Hitchcock. weather clear & hot. Ther: 94°.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wednesday, June 18th, 1862

To day my little wife, Fawn & Nellie in the buggy, Sam on Hawk and the little wagon & mules with the negroes & baggage left Liberty for the Mill, there to spend the summer, leaving me all alone in my glory to get along the best I may. I am engaged in making out a duplicate war tax roll for Hardin County. Bill at work on the fence. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 95°. In the evening there was a perfect hurricane blowing. no damage done by it except a few trees torn up.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tuesday, June 17th, 1862

To day I am busy in the office, in making out a duplicate war tax roll for Hardin County. Boys are engaged hauling. My little wagon is still at the Shop, but will be finished in the evening. weather clear & hot. Ther: 93°.