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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tuesday, August 1st, 1865

To day I drove up town in my buggy in order to mail a package of letters. Fanny has entirely recovered from her late illness. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 91°.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Monday, July 31st, 1865

To day I drove out to Mrs. Mass??? after the old lady to come in and do some sewing but she was sick, consequently I had my "trip" for nothing. I hired a negro woman by the name of Ophelia for one month for which I am to pay her 3$ in greenbacks, thus relieving the little woman from further labor in the kitchen. Fannie is now up & nearly well. Little Josephine is recovering. Col. Jim Wrigley came over on the cars, sick & is confined ??? Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 88°. Thus closes my jottings for the month of July.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sunday, July 30th, 1865

To day I remained at home reading. The little woman is still doing the house work and has a very poor chance in consequence of the sickness of little Josephine who still has fever. Fannie is also still sick but improving a little. I loaned my horse & buggy to Mrs. Gayle. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 90°.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Saturday, July 29th, 1865

To day the little woman is still doing her own house work which goes pretty hard with her but she went at it very cheerfully. Fannie is still sick. Jimmy has recovered. A sudden gust of wind blew the dining room door too, and in its passage it struck little Josephine in the forehead and knocked her down, producing a large knot or bump upon her head, which instantly threw her into fevers. The Str. Mary Hill left for Galveston. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 93°.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Friday, July 28th, 1865

To day I drove out to Rick's mill after some meal, but did not succeed in getting any. Fanny & Jimmy are still sick, but slowly improving. My negro woman Louisa became refractory and I drove her off the premises, she having been freed by the President's proclamation, began to feel her oats too strong, and hence the rupture between us. The little woman is now doing her own house work. Weather changeable and hot. Ther: 94°.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thursday, July 27th, 1865

To day I went up to the shop and got my buggy, and loaned it to Capt. Peacock & Mr. Wilson to drive out in the Country. Capt. Peacock, Capt. Brown, Mr. Wilson & Mr. Miller spent the day with me. Jimmy & Fannie are still sick, but improving slowly. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 94°.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wednesday, July 26th, 1865

To day Jimmy & Fannie are still sick but are improving. I made a couple of cribbage boards. The Str. Mary Hill arrived from Galveston, and Capt. Peacock came up and remained all night. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 94°.