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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tuesday, January 31st, 1865

To day James Roberts left for camp. Mr. Cameron from Jasper County came to see Fanny. it appears that he has possession of Fanny's brother, and in my judgment is a very shabby fellow. The boys done nothing in consequence of the rain. It rained all day and all night. The weather was very cold. Thus I close my notes for the month of January.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Monday, January 30th, 1865

To day the boys done nothing in consequence of the rain. in fact it rained all day and night. James Roberts came up and stopped with us for the night. Weather rather cold.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sunday, January 29th, 1865

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children and I rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. we also rode down to see the soldiers on review. Weather variable and cold.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Saturday, January 28th, 1865

To day John is engaged hauling wood. Hicks ground 17 bushels of corn & 3 bushels of wheat. Richard Pennington came down and I paid him in full for the pork I purchased from him. at night, a soldier stopped with me. Weather changeable and cold.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Friday, January 27th, 1865

To day I rode down to Stubblefield's Mill and delivered my negro boy Bill into the possession of Capt. J.T. Smith. On my way home I stopped at Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] for dinner and found Father [Joshua James Hall] had left for Crockett with his negro boy Dick to be placed in the Government service. Hicks ground 10 bushels of corn. A soldier stopped with me for the night. Weather variable & cold.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thursday, January 26th, 1865

To day I borrowed from Mr. Haden the sum of 25$ in specie and then left Crockett in Company with Dr. Murchison for home. I put my boy Bill in the service of the Government for the space of two months and 12 days to do work in the ? boat yard at Brookfield's bluff. Hicks ground 2½ bushels of wheat & 5 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & cold with a hard freeze at night.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wednesday, January 25th, 1865

To day the boys are at work in the lower field. I rode my horse Rob to Crockett and stopped with Billy Stewart. Hicks ground 10 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and cold, with a freeze at night.