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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Tuesday, April 4th, 1865

To day I left home on my mule John in company with Billy Roberts in route for Liberty. We rode to Crockett & stopped for dinner with Billy Stewart. We then rode down to Dan Dailey's where we stopped for the night. Weather cloudy & warm. at the mill Hicks ground 31 bushels of corn.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monday, April 3rd, 1865

To day I remained at home and assisted the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in warping and beaming some thread in order to weave out a piece of cloth. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still sick. Hicks ground 6 bushels of corn. Weather variable and pleasant.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sunday, April 2nd, 1865

To day Mr. Haden & Mr. Driscol left for Crockett. Frank Stewart came out & went hunting. he killed a fine turkey and a deer. Frank then rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and thence to Crockett. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is quite sick. Weather variable & pleasant.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Saturday, April 1st, 1865

To day I left Crockett in company with Mr. Haden and drove in his buggy out to the mill and thence down to Father's [Joshua James Hall] where I let Mr. Haden have 15 B/C which weighed 7161 lbs for which he is to pay me 6¢ per lb. Mr. Driscol also went down with us & assisted in weighing the cotton. We then returned to the mill. I found the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] had gone to Crockett to see me but we took different roads & therefore missed each other. Billy Roberts rode over to Mr. Lacy's and found my mule that had escaped from Crockett and led him home. The little woman & Roberta returned home at night pretty well worn out from fatigue. Hicks ground 17 bushels of corn. Weather variable & pleasant. It clouded up at night however and rained hard nearly the whole night.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Friday, March 31st, 1865

To day I am still in Crockett and cannot get away as my [mule] has not yet been found. Billy Stewart tried to get my money from the negro boy York which he had stolen and succeeded in getting 30$ in new issue. The balance he had disposed off. at the mill Hicks ground 41 bushels of corn. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] got 13 lbs of cotton. Weather changeable & pleasant. Thus closes my notes for the month of March.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thursday, March 30th, 1865

To day I am still in Crockett and stopping with Billy Stewart. My mule broke out of the lot last night and made his escape. Billy Stewart's negro boy York robbed my pocket book of 250$ in new issue of Confederate Money and 1$ in specie. Cols. Gregg, Jones & Crawford took dinner at Billy Stewarts. Weather clear & cool.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wednesday, March 29th, 1865

To day I left home in company with William Roberts & rode to Crockett where I stopped with Billy Stewart. Williams Roberts returned home. Hicks ground at the mill 27 bushels of corn. Weather variable & pleasant until night when it became very cold.