Saturday, September 12, 2015
To day Capt. John Redman left in route for Swilley's place. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and I drove up town in the buggy and while there I paid Mr. Skinner $7.30 for some bacon I had heretofore purchased from him. I also paid Mr. Richardson $5.60 for some sugar & flour heretofore got from him. I also paid Mr. Bristley $4.50 for some things the little woman had purchased from him. I also paid Clay Stone $6.45 for 43 lbs of bacon purchased from him on the 30th ulto. The little woman purchased a very pretty calico dress for Roberta, which she is to send up [to Houston County] by the wagon. At night I drove out to the residence of Mrs. Branch in company with Miss Lelia Wrigley to attend a surprise party given there by the young gentlemen of Liberty. We had plenty of dancing and so far as I am individually concerned spent a very pleasant evening. In the evening I commenced papering my dining room. Weather variable and hot.