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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Monday, September 28th, 1863

To day the boys went down to the field and gathered up and hauled one load of corn which had been pulled down. they done no more in consequence of the rain. James [James Wrigley Hall] had another chill and fever. I ground 7 bushels of corn. It rained all day and all night with a strong wind blowing from the North, making it rather cool for comfort.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sunday, September 27th, 1863

To day I rode my horse Rob up to the upper mill to see in what order it was in. Father [Joshua James Hall] came up to see us and brought my papers from Hall's bluff. weather hazy with indications of rain and rather hot. James [James Wrigley Hall] had a chill & fever.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Saturday, September 26th, 1863

To day the boys are still pulling and hauling corn they made 2 loads. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I finished putting the floor & lining to the other corn crib. I ground 2 bushels of corn. Clara had a chill & fever. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & back. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode up to see Mrs. Beazley but did not remain long. weather clear & hot.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Friday, September 25th, 1863

To day the boys are at work pulling and hauling corn. they only made one load. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I finished the floor, lining and door to one of the corn cribs. In consequence of the low water in the pond the mill done no grinding. Mr.John Kyle delivered for me at McElroy's gin 5455 lbs of seed cotton and for which I paid him $337.15 in full consideration for the same. weather clear & hot.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thursday, September 24th, 1863

To day the boys finished putting up what logs they had hauled for the corn crib. Hicks made a temporary bed for my wagon to haul corn in from the field. Bill commenced pulling corn down. John spent the whole day in hunting his oxen. Sam Sharp [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode up to see Mr. Heflin & render a list of his taxable property. The mill done no grinding. I commenced putting the floor in the corn crib. weather clear & very hot.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Wednesday, September 23rd, 1863

To day the boys are still at work putting up the walls of the corn crib. Mr. T.R. Dailey delivered 2407 lbs of lint cotton which was more than I had contracted with him for. I paid him $49 for the over plus. Billy Stewart left after dinner for Crockett. I loaned him one bushel of barley before his departure and ground it in barley flour for him. I also ground 9 bushels of corn. I rode up to see Mr. Heflin the war tax Assessor and rendered him a list of my taxable property. weather clear & hot.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tuesday, September 22nd, 1863

To day the boys commenced putting up the body or walls of the corn crib. Billy Stewart came out from Crockett and stopped with me at the house. Billy and Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went fishing with tolerable success. In consequence of the low water the mill done no grinding. weather clear & rather hot.