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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tuesday, May 2nd, 1865

To day I am still in Liberty. I attended a pick nick given by Capt. Harrison, which turned out to be a brilliant affair, and everything pass[ed] off to the general satisfaction of all concerned. Weather clear and pleasant. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Monday, May 1st, 1865

To day early in the morning we arrived at Liberty and found the river falling very fast. The Mary Hill also arrived about 12 O'ck. M. I received a letter from home being the first since I left there. I again went up to Capt. Peacock's. Weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sunday, April 30th, 1865

To day I left Galveston in company with Capt. Peacock on the Steamer Mary Hill in route for Liberty. The boat run up as far as Moore's bluff & tied up for the night. The Steamer Lone Star coming up, we got on board of her and came on up the river. Weather clear and pleasant. Thus closes my notes for the month of April.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saturday, April 29th, 1865

To day I am in Galveston and after having finished what little business I had to do I strolled around the City and fortifications in Company with my old friend Col. Jim Wrigley whom I have not seen before since the summer of 1862. we had a pleasant time together and I found him the same old Jim. he seems to be enjoying excellent health, and may his shaddow never grow less. at home Hicks ground 15 bushels of corn. Weather clear & warm.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Friday, April 28th, 1865

To day Capt. Peacock & I left Liberty on the Steamer Mary Hill for Galveston. we had a pleasant run down the river & across the bay, and arrived at Galveston at 1. o'clock at night. at home the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] let Mr. Monroe have 2 bales of cotton. one weighed 486 lbs & the other 513 pounds. Hicks ground 42 bushels of corn. Weather clear & pleasant.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Thursday, April 27th, 1865

To day I am still in Liberty and still stopping with Capt. Peacock. The Steamer Lone Star left for Houston with 300 bales of cotton on board. At home Hicks ground 43 bushels of corn. Weather variable & cool.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wednesday, April 26th, 1865

To day I am still in Liberty and still stopping with Capt. Peacock. The Steamers Mary Hill & Lone Star arrived from Houston. At home Hicks ground 4 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & cool with an incessant rain throughout the entire day.