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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Monday, June 8th, 1863

To day we left Livingston and drove 24 miles to Sumpter where we stopped for the night at Mr. Teagarden's hotel. this distance I drove suffering very severe pain and cramp in my bowels. we met 26 wagons in one train all loaded with cotton. they were from Louisiana and bound for Brownsville for army supplies. Expenses of the day 2$. weather clear & hot. Ther: 88°.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sunday, June 7th, 1863

To day we left Grand Cane and over took & passed the wagons 8 miles below Livingston. I was exceedingly sick nearly all day and was compelled to lay by the road side for some hours. We however succeeded in driving to Livingston a distance of 33 miles and put up at Bishop's Hotel. My horse Rob is very much fatigued and in fact almost fagged out. expenses $14. weather clear & very hot. Ther: 96°.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Saturday, June 6th, 1863

To day after bidding "good-bye" to all our friends and relatives in Liberty, Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and I left in the buggy drawn by my horse Rob in rather poor condition considering the order in which he was when we drove him down some few days since. We drove 23 miles and stopped for the night at Grand Cane. We stopped at Mr. Hawkins as we passed and there ascertained that the wagons had stopped and got our things that had been left there last fall by Sam Sharp [Samuel Houston Sharp]. The wagons also took the things that were left at Grand Cane. weather clear and very hot. Ther: 96°.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Friday, June 5th, 1863

To day I am still in Liberty and succeeded in settling up the business of the firm of James Wrigley etc. after a fashion. I took a bond from said Wrigley with Charles C. Lund and Edward P. White as securities in the sum of $20,000 for the payment of the outstanding liabilities. I then retired from said firm. I visited the town with E.P. White. The steamer Ruthven arrived from Houston & Capt. Peacock came home on her. Dr. Stanwood & his wife came down to Mrs. Beales where I am, stopping to see me. weather clear & hot. Ther: 95°.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Thursday, June 4th, 1863

To day I am still in Liberty trying to settle up my old business. I had my wagons loaded and started them up home [to Houston County]. I collected from Mr. Levy the sum of 20$ for hauling some freight for him from Crockett. I am very unwell from a relaxed state of my bowels. weather clear & very hot. Ther: 95°.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wednesday, June 3rd, 1863

To day after breakfast I left Houston by the Texas and New Orleans railroad for Liberty in Company with Miss Eugenia Stanwood. we arrived in Liberty about 1 o'clock P.M. and found my wagons all right. I put up at Mrs. Beale's for the time I contemplate remaining. My expenses while at Houston was 75$. weather clear and hot. Ther: 93°.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tuesday, June 2nd, 1863

To day I am still in Houston and very busy in making and packing up the several small purchases of different articles sent for by me. I am getting very tired of remaining in Houston but as there is no way of leaving it for the present I must remain contented. at night Frank Hitchcock & myself again visited the Theatre in company. weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.