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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Monday, July 28th, 1862

To day I busy with the boys in the ware house braking out freight. I left Liberty on the Steamer Ruthven for Galveston. we had a pleasant run down the river and across the bay. Mrs. Trowell went down with me and of course I had to take especial care of her and see her safely home. weather clear & very hot. Ther. 98°.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sunday, July 27th, 1862

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston. I remained at home pretty much all day writing. Bob got me out 33 cypress posts for my fence. weather changeable & hot. Ther. 95°.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Saturday, July 26th, 1862

To day I am engaged in the office. The boys Bill & Bob are at work at Mr. Wm. Meyer's house. weather changeable with occasional showers of rain in the morning & very clear & hot in the evening. Ther. 96°.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Friday, July 25th, 1862

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, but in consequence of the low stage of the water in the river she was compelled to land at the lower landing. I am busy with Charley & Bob weighing cotton and in attending to the ware house. Bill is at work at Mr. Meyer's house & Bob also worked there in the evening. Sam Sharp & Charley Lund are attending in the office. weather clear & hot. Ther: 98°.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thursday, July 24th, 1862

To day Charley Lund and I at the request of Mrs. Wrigley examined the papers belonging to deaf Smith and among them we found his last will & testament by which he bequeathed every thing he had to Mrs. James Wrigley. I am engaged in the office. Capt. Bolling left on the cars for Houston. The boys Bill & Bob are still at work for Mr. Meyers on his house. weather clear & hot. Ther: 98°.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wednesday, July 23rd, 1862

To day I am engaged in the office, granting permits. By the cars from Houston Mrs. James Wrigley & little John, Capt. Bolling & his wife, Mrs. Trowell and Miss Eugenia Stanwood returned home from their protracted visit to Camp Waul. The boys Bill & Bob commenced to work for Mr. Wm. Meyers on his house. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 98°.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tuesday, July 22nd, 1862

To day I rode my horse Rat down the river in company with Clay Stone to the residence of Dick Cole where I remained for dinner and spent a very agreeable time. The remains of old deaf Smith was buried with masonic honors. The boys were engaged all day in digging the grave for the old man, and in assisting at his burial. weather very hot. Ther. 99°.