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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tuesday, June 9th, 1863

To day we left Sumpter and drove 42 miles home. my horse very much fatigued and nearly given out. I was sick throughout the entire day and only kept up by the excitement of finding my family all well. I found the little woman [Margaret Hall nee Sharp] and children all up as well as Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp]. Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] had been sick during my absence. Expenses while in Crockett 5$. I learned from Sam that the mill had ground 176½ bushels of corn during my absence from home. weather changeable & very hot. Ther: 98°.

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