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Monday, February 10, 2014

Wednesday, February 10th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work plowing in the bottom field. Hicks is at work putting up the hen house for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came up from Mothers [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] but returned there again in the evening. I ground 17½ bushels of corn. Weather clear and pleasant, but rather cold at night.

*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is her mother-in-law and is Margaret's mother, as well as the mother-in-law and step-mother of JMH.

1 comment:

BeNotForgot said...

GALVESTON WEEKLY NEWS, February 10, 1864, p. 2, c. 1. New Texas School Reader. — Under this title we have received from Mr. Cushing of the Telegraph, a very neatly printed book of 184 pages, embracing a large variety of interesting and valuable articles, chiefly relating to Texas, and mostly of a biographical or historical character. We have not had time to more than cursorily glance at the several articles, but our impression is that it is admirably adapted to the use of our schools, as designated by the publisher. It can scarcely fail to deeply interest the youth of Texas; and the articles are well selected to inspire a feeling of pride in our State, and honor and respect for the memory of those who have borne a prominent part in the revolutions through which we have past during the past thirty years. We cannot doubt that Mr. Cushing will be well and liberally rewarded for supplying our schools with a book so much needed.