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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tuesday, June 6th, 1865

To day Lieut. Edwards left on the cars for Houston. I am still at Booth's and nothing as yet from home. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Monday, June 5th, 1865

To day the trains on the T.&N.O.R.R. commenced making regular daily trips from Houston to Beaumont. I went out hunting with Capt. Hanson & succeeded in killing several squirrells. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sunday, June 4th, 1865

To day Jim Wrigley, Geo. Gorden & Roland all left for Galveston on the steamer Ruthven. I am still at Booths. Not a word yet from home. My patience is nearly exhausted. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Saturday, June 3rd, 1865

To day an extra train came over from Houston and brought a part of Hoods' old Texas brigade. I am still in Liberty and at John Booth's. I have not as yet heard from home and my patience is pretty well worn out. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 90°.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Friday, June 2nd, 1865

To day I am still at Liberty and boarding at John Booth's. Lieut. Edwards returned on the train from Houston which came across the bridge being the first train that has crossed since the bridge has been repaired. The Steamer Orizaba in her downward trip run upon a snag and sand, about one mile below the residence of Dick Cole. Nothing yet from home. Weather clear and hot. Ther: 91°

Monday, June 1, 2015

Thursday, June 1st, 1865

To day I rode up to Jose bayou in company with Capt. Harrison & John Booth on a fishing excursion but was rather unsuccessful. We however killed some fine squirrells. Capt. Cameron & Miss Adelia Wrigley were married at night. nothing yet from home. I am still at John Booths. At home the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] went down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to spend what time she remained up the Country, and consequently quit keeping the opperations of the mill. As this is the first day of summer I shall give the state of the thermometer noting it each day at 3 o'clock P.M. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Wednesday, May 31st, 1865

To day I am still at Booth's. Capt. Harrison and I rode down to gum lake fishing, but with very poor success. we killed some squirrels however. According to the account furnished me by the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], The mill ground for the current month 316 bushels of corn and 49 bushels of wheat. Weather clear & hot. Thus I close my jottings of current events around me for the month of May.