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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Monday, October 6th, 1862

To day I finished copying the old field notes. In the evening William Leaverton and I rode up to the mill and divided the toll corn with Mr. Pennington. The little woman has entirely recovered from her attack of neuralgia. weather changeable and hot.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sunday, October 5th, 1862

Today I took Laura & Roberta in the buggy, and drove to church, where I heard a sermon by the Rev. Mr. Moore. we then returned to Father's where I found Mr. Keen with whom I passed several social hours. The little woman is much better. weather changeable & hot.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Saturday, October 4th, 1862

To day I had a settlement with Father and divided with him the lands that we held in common. I made the deed to Mother [Mahala] for the same. The little woman [Margaret] is still quite sick. I am busy taking a copy of the old field notes, taken in 1838, of my Trinity lands. weather changeable & hot.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Friday, October 3rd, 1862

To day Bill returned from Crockett with my mail matter. William Leaverton rode across the Trinity River to Mr. Broady's to get some shoes for the little woman & Nellie. he returned with 3 pair. The little woman is quite sick with the neuralgia in the face. weather changeable & hot.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thursday, October 2nd, 1862

To day I sent Bill to Crockett on Hawk to mail some letters and to get my mail matter. Father went out and drove up a beef which he killed. I loafed around the house generally getting very tired of my protracted stay up the Country. But as I am with the little woman and my pet Fawn I pass the time very agreeably. weather changeable & hot looking more like rain than yesterday.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 1st, 1862

To day I rode my horse Rob in company with William Leaverton nearly all over the neighbourhood in search of cotton, but without any success. we returned to Father's in time for dinner. In the evening William rode up to the mill and sold some sheet iron to Mr. Horn. he returned home late in the evening. weather changeable and hot with prospects of rain.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tuesday, September 30th, 1862

To day I received from Charley Beasley 5 bales of Cotton weighing 565, 536, 538, 538 & 501 lbs. for which I paid him ? cash. Wm. Leaverton started for Navarro but had to return in consequence of the high stage of the Trinity River. weather changeable and warm with strong prospects of rain. Thus I close the jottings for the month of September.