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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tuesday, August 16th, 1864

To day the boys are busy saving the beef. Dr. Murchison came to see Jemima. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] also came up. Rachael is still here. Jemima missed her chill. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] also missed her fever. Mrs. Keen, Mother & Dr. Murchison all left for their homes. Weather variable & very hot. Ther: 94°.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Monday, August 15th, 1864

To day the boys are engaged in killing and saving a beef. To my great detriment my little wagon was sent to Crockett, which prevented me from getting my beef until nearly night. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & spent the day. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] still has fever. Jemima was taken with a congestive chill which lasted about two hours. Mrs. Keen & Rachael came up and remained all night. Weather clear & very hot. Ther: 94°.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sunday, August 14th, 1864

To day Billy Stewart left for Crockett. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], babies and I drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy and spent the day with her. Late in the evening I sent Billy Stewart's grapes down to Father's [Joshua James Hall] for him to send to Crockett. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] was taken sick with fever. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 93°.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Saturday, August 13th, 1864

To day the boys are still pulling fodder. Billy Stewart & I went out grape hunting and gathered about one bushel. I let Mr. Summers have 202 lbs. of flour, being the quantity I borrowed from Mr. Swilley while I resided in Liberty. Weather variable & hot, with a light shower of rain. Ther: standing at 90°.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Friday, August 12th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work pulling fodder. Billy Stewart, the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and I all went out grape hunting and succeeded in gathering about two bushels. Mr. Jacob Summers came over from Centerville & stopped with me for the night. Weather cloudy & hot with light showers of rain. Ther: 90°.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thursday, August 11th, 1864

To day I left Crockett in Company with Billy Stewart and came out by the way of Simpson's. I obtained from Mr. Simpson a qt. of whiskey and borrowed a decanter. I got from Mr. Downes in Crockett 56 balls of thread being a part of what I left with him for sale. Weather cloudy & hot, with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 95°.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Thursday, August 10th, 1864

To day the boys are at work pulling fodder. I rode my mule John to Crockett and put up with Billy Stewart. I found Crockett nearly consumed by the recent fire. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 94°.