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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tuesday, September 12th, 1865

To day Capt. John Redman left in route for Swilley's place. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and I drove up town in the buggy and while there I paid Mr. Skinner $7.30 for some bacon I had heretofore purchased from him. I also paid Mr. Richardson $5.60 for some sugar & flour heretofore got from him. I also paid Mr. Bristley $4.50 for some things the little woman had purchased from him. I also paid Clay Stone $6.45 for 43 lbs of bacon purchased from him on the 30th ulto. The little woman purchased a very pretty calico dress for Roberta, which she is to send up [to Houston County] by the wagon. At night I drove out to the residence of Mrs. Branch in company with Miss Lelia Wrigley to attend a surprise party given there by the young gentlemen of Liberty. We had plenty of dancing and so far as I am individually concerned spent a very pleasant evening. In the evening I commenced papering my dining room. Weather variable and hot.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Monday, September 11th, 1865

To day I had the 4 bales of Cotton brought down on one of the wagons hauled down to the ware house where I sold the same to Col. Jim Wrigley at 16$ per pound, it weighed ? pounds. I drew upon it one hundred dollars. Capt. John Redman came over from Houston on the cars and stopped with me for the night. Weather variable and hot. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sunday, September 10th, 1865

To day I remained at home arranging my books & other things about the house. Hicks took Wolf off with him and carried him up town to wait upon that old she devil Louisa. Weather variable and hot.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Saturday, September 9th, 1865

To day I am at work in the garden. In the evening my wagons arrived from the mills [Houston County]. one of them was driven by Hicks & the other by John with 3 yoke of oxen attached to each wagon. They brought down some provisions, 22 chickens, 4 bales of cotton and a small lot of furniture, and have been on the road 10 days. They however brought every thing safe. Weather variable & hot with a shower of rain at night.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Friday, September 8th, 1865

To day I drove out to Rick's mill after some meal. Mr. Haggard & I drove out to Dr. ? but not finding the Doctor at home we did not tarry long. Ned is still at work in the garden and sewed turnip & raddish seed. Weather changeable with occasional showers of rain, and a hard rain at night, making it a little cool.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Thursday, September 7th, 1865

To day I worked a little in the garden and then drove up town in my buggy to mail a package of letters. The negro man Ned is still at work in the garden preparing the ground to sow turnip & other seed. Weather changeable with a light shower of rain.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Wednesday, September 6th, 1865

To day I am engaged in writing letters. The negro man Ned finished plowing up the garden. Conney is sick with chill and fever. Weather clear and hot.