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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Monday, September 1st, 1862

To day we left our camp at Hallmark's & drove 16 miles to the Mill, where I left the little wagon and mules with the servants. The roads were very heavy. In the evening I rode hawk down to Father's where I found the little woman and my pet daughter Fawn enjoying fine health, and who were much pleased to see me. I also found Father's family well. weather changeable & hot with drizzling showers of rain occasionally.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sunday, August 31st, 1862

To day we left our camp at Smith's and drove 18 miles and camped at Wm. Hallmarks. The roads were wretchedly bad. no incidents by the road side. weather cloudy & drizzling rain all day with a very hard rain at night. expenses 75 cts. Ther: 88°. Thus closes the notes for the month of August and as it also closes the summer I shall not keep notes of the stages of the Thermometer until next summer should God spare me to live so long.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Saturday, August 30th, 1862

To day we left Huntsville and drove 12 miles and crossed the Trinity River at Tuscaloosa. Thence 6 miles further and camped for the night at Smith's. no incidents on the road to note. weather cloudy & showery with a very hard rain at night. expenses $2.75. Ther: 86°.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Friday, August 29th, 1862

To day we left the camp at Davis' and drove 27 miles to Huntsville, where I stoped at Sims Hotel for the night. On the road I met Mr. Swilley and purchased from him a rash of flour to be left at my house in Liberty. At Huntsville I met W.H. Cundiff & learned all the particulars from old Houston County. weather cloudy & rainy all day. Expenses 75 cts. Ther: 84°.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thursday, August 28th, 1862

To day we left camp and drove 27 miles and camped for the night at Mr. Davis' place, having passed through Cold Spring. No insidents along the road to note. expenses $1.15. weather cloudy with every prospect of rain. Ther: standing at 84°.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wednesday, August 27th, 1862

To day after bidding all the folks good bye I left Liberty on hawk with Bill, Jemima, the little wagon & mules in route for the mills [i.e., in Houston County]. We crossed the Trinity River at Liberty and went up on the west side of it. we drove 23 miles and camped for the night. Charley Lund also left Liberty on the cars in route for Austin. Expenses of the day $1.60. weather cloudy with prospects of rain. Ther: 84°.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tuesday, August 26th, 1862

To day I am busy in getting things in order to take a trip up to the mills [i.e., Houston County] to see the little woman & my pet baby. Sam entirely recovered from his sickness of yesterday. The boys still at work on the fence. weather changeable with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 86°.