Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tuesday, November 8th, 1864

To day I let the boys go to Barn's prairie to gather some pecans. Hicks is at work repairing the mill fore bay after doing which he ground 5 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] wove 2 yds of jeans. I worked in the shop and made two pairs of ?temples?. Weather cloudy & cold with a light sprinkling shower of rain.

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BeNotForgot said...

Crockett Quid Nunc
Number 11
November 8, 1864

EDITOR'S COMMENT

With this issue we are compelled to reduce our size until we get our new office built, which will be by January 1st. Since the fire here in Crockett, we have not been able to obtain a suitable room, and are now compelled to use our friend Foster's workshop. Winter is setting in and we have no means of keeping this place comfortable.

LOCAL NEWS

The Huntsville Item acknowledges that Crockett has stepped ahead of Huntsville in the way of instrumental music, we having a melodeon in our Episcopal Church and they having none.

The sad intelligence of the death of our Representative, Honorable G.M. Brazier, which occurred in Austin on the 26th ultms, reached us a few days ago. Colonel Brazier had not been in good health prior to the meeting of the Legislature, and it was feared by many of his friends that his attendance would prove fatal to him. He leaves a widow and several children.