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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Tuesday, May 16th, 1865

To day I am still in Galveston, the steamer Ruthven lying very quietly at wharf, and no prospects of getting off to day. Weather clear & warm.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wednesday, May 15th, 1865

To day I am still in Galveston. The "Ruthven" run down to battery "Scurry" and over to Pelican spit, and brought over to Galveston 150 soldiers and 120 negroes. I went over on the excursion. Weather cloudy and warm.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sunday, May 14th, 1865

To day I am still in Galveston with very small prospects of getting off. Col. Jim Wrigley with several other gentlemen & I had a conviviality. we pass[ed] the time very pleasantly. The blockade runner steamship "Wren" left for Havana. Weather cloudy but pleasant with strong indiations of rain.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Saturday, May 13th, 1865

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived at Galveston. I found our troops mutinous and determined to give up the ship. I saw my old friend Jim Wrigley who has no idea of surrendering if it can be avoided. Weather clear & pleasant.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Friday, May 12th, 1865

To day I am still in Houston, but left late in the evening on the Steamer Ruthven bound for Liberty and up Galveston. I had a very sick night being attacked with Cholera Morbus. Weather clear and pleasant.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thursday, May 11th, 1865

To day we arrived at Houston early in the morning. I found all kinds of business ? I stopped at Mrs. ?, a private boarding house. Weather ? [final entry on the page . . . very faded on my copy]

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Wednesday, May 10th, 1865

To day after getting our cargo on board we left Chamber's wharf on our voyage to Houston and had a pleasant run across the bay and up the San Jacinto river and Buffalo bayou. Weather variable and rather cold with a light shower of rain.