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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tuesday, June 13th, 1865

To day I am still at Booths, and went out hunting with Capt. Harrison, in order to pass away the time, until my little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] comes down, which I hope will not be much longer. Weather cloudy & warm. Ther: 84°.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Monday, June 12th, 1865

To day I am still at Booth's and in order to pass the time I went out squirrel hunting with Capt. Harrison. we had tolerable success. Weather cloudy and warm with a very hard rain at night. Ther: 80°.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sunday, June 11th, 1865

To day I am still at Booths. Time hanging very heavy on my hands. Weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 80°.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Saturday, June 10th, 1865

To day I remained around the house reading and passed the time as best I could. My feelings are rather gloomy & desponding, owing to the fact of the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] not having as yet left for this place. Weather cloudy and warm. Ther: 89°.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Friday, June 9th, 1865

To day I went out hunting with Capt. Harrison & succeeded in killing a few. I am still at Booth's. I received a letter from home, which gave me much pleasure in learning that all were well. yet it produced some sorrow, that the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children had not as yet left to join me at this place. However, it will not be long before they come & I must be patient. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Thursday, June 8th, 1865

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with Wrigley & Doland on board. they confirm the news that the Yankees has taken the Island into possession. I went hunting with Capt. Harrison but with poor success. I am still at Booths'. Nothing as yet from home. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 91°.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Wednesday, June 7th, 1865

To day the train arrived from Houston with the news that the yankee troops had reduced Galveston island into formal possession and were treating the Galvestonians with marked respect. I don't know how long this treatment will last. I am still at Booth's. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.