Saturday, June 1, 2013
To day I am still in Houston and commenced making several little purchases for the various persons who sent by me for the same, and am very busy getting them together. Frank Hitchcock came down from Washington County to see me & with whom I spent a pleasant time. at night we visited the Theatre together. expenses of the day 15$. weather clear & very hot, as it is the first day of summer I shall commence keeping the stage of the Thermometer, which I contemplate keeping up throughout the entire summer. at 3 P.M. (and at this hour for the season I shall always note) it reached in the shade 90°.
Friday, May 31, 2013
To day I am still in the City of Houston which I found the most dull and unpleasant place that I ever passed a Sunday in before. I have no notes to make upon the passage of the day. weather clear & very hot. So I close my jottings for the month.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
To day I attended the burial of Jack McKim and while there I lost a mershaum pipe which had been presented to me by Capt. Peacock. Charley Lund arrived on the train from Houston and I went over on the return trip of the same train to Houston in company with Mrs. Bolling and Miss Eugenia Stanwood, at which place we arrived late in the evening and put up at the old Capitol. before leaving Liberty I let Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] have $101. on account of Sam Sharp [Samuel Houston Sharp]. expenses to Houston 5$. weather changeable & hot.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
To day I am still in Liberty and moved my quarters from Captain Wrigley's over to Captain Peacock's. Jack McKim poor fellow was gathered to his fathers. he died about 8 o'clock a.m. "unwept, unhonored & unsung" although for form sake he was buried with Masonic honors. My wagons arrived at night and drove down to the ware house where they are now camped. Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring] has some what recovered from her indisposition, occasioned by the arrival of her daughter, Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire]. There was two deaths in Liberty. weather cloudy & rather cool with occasional showers of rain.