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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tuesday, April 19th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting the bottom field. Hicks attended the mill and ground 4 bushels of wheat and 7½ bushels of corn. I went fishing with the Crockett boys and had very good success. After dinner, Messers Stewart, Wingfield & Haden left for Crockett very well satisfied with their trip. Weather changeable & warm.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Monday, April 18th, 1864

To day the boys commenced planting corn in the bottom field for the second time. Hicks ground 16½ bushels of corn. I rode up to the school house and paid Mr. Bodenhamer the war tax collector, my taxes also those of Sam Sharp [Samuel Houston Sharp]. In the evening Billy Stewart, William E. Wingfield and Mr. Haden came out on a fishing excursion and put up at the house. Weather variable but rather cool.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sunday, April 17th, 1864

To day, Mr. Butler and his party left for Magnolia. Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up and spent the day, he returned home in the evening carrying Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] home, she has been staying here for several days. At night, I had to take care of four Coshatti indians. Weather clear & pleasant but rather windy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Saturday, April 16th, 1864

To day the boys finished planting corn for the second time in the lower field. I went fishing but with rather poor success. Hicks ground 22 bushels of corn. After dinner the Crockettites left for home, having had very poor success. At night, Mr. Butler, Mr. Hoot & a little boy stopped with me. Weather variable & rather cool.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Friday, April 15th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the lower field. Hicks ground 7½ bushels of corn. Father [Joshua James Hall] rode in to Crockett and back. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children and I drove down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to see her. she is much improved in health and will soon be up. In the evening about 30 Crockettites came out on a fishing excursion. nine of the ladies put up with us at the house. weather changeable & cool, with a shower of rain and a large frost at night.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 14th, 1864

To day the boys are at work planting corn in the lower field. Bill Stewart & I again went fishing & had fine success. After dinner Billy left for Crockett and I rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and found her sick & confined to her bed. Hicks ground 22 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & cool with a frost at night.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wednesday, April 13th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work on the levee. Hicks attending the mill and ground 6 bushels of wheat. Billy Stewart came out from Crockett with his wagon. I let him have 5 bushels of corn and 4 bushels of meal. I also paid him $111. on a draft drawn by Sam Sharp [Samuel Houston Sharp]. Billy & I went fishing with fine success. Sylvester Hall came out with his wagon and camped near the house. he is bound for the wheat region after flour. Weather variable & warm with a light shower of rain in the evening.