Saturday, January 17, 2015
To day the boys are at work in the lower field. The guard are still in the mill. Hicks ground 8 bushels of wheat and 12 bushels of corn. Weather clear and cold with a hard frost at night.
Friday, January 16, 2015
To day the boys are at work in the lower field. Sam Sharp left on Riley in route for Liberty. Jimmy Collins came out and spent the day. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts], that is she left for Mother's after Sam left for Liberty. Hicks ground 12 bushels of wheat. Col. Waller sent a guard to the mill who now have it in possession. The names of the guard are as follows: John Burrows & I.P. Baugh. Weather clear & cold with a hard frost at night.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
To day Samuel H. Sharp & I tracked the flour that had been stolen from the mill last night into Company K of the 5th Regt. of Texas Cavalry. I made complaint to Col. Waller but got very poor comfort in fact it amounted almost to an insult thus a citizen must ??? in a lawless armed rabble called soldiers his property stolen and him insulted for presuming to ? about it. Weather cloudy & cold with showers of rain ???
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
To day the boys are again working the public road. Burt [Roberta Halyard Downes nee Hall] went home & Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] went with her. Hicks ground 30 bushels of corn & 5 bushels of wheat. At night a gang of soldiers broke into the mill and stold therefrom about 350 lbs of flour. Weather cloudy and cold.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
To day the boys are at work on the public road leading from the Mill to Crockett. Sam Sharp rode my horse Rob to Crockett & back in order to sell some cotton but failed to do so. Hicks ground 12 bushels of wheat. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came home with her. Weather cloudy & cold with misting rain.
Monday, January 12, 2015
To day I rode 28 miles, gathering up pork for the families of soldiers, having taken with me the little wagon & mules. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up and I let Mother have 100 lbs of flour. Hicks ground 8 bushels of wheat & 18 bushels of corn. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] had a chill & fever. Weather clear and cold.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
To day Mr. Pennington came down and we weighed the hogs that the boys killed yesterday which amounted to 1060 lbs of pork. I paid him $42.50 and owe him $31.70, Father [Joshua James Hall] & Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up & remained for dinner. Hicks ground 10 bushels of wheat. Weather changeable and cold with a hard frost and freeze at night.