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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Tuesday, September 26th, 1865

To day the boys are still at work getting ready for their up Country trip [to Houston County]. I repaired the back of the fire place in the little woman's [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] room and making it comfortable for the winter season. Weather cloudy and hot with occasional showers of rain.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Monday, September 25th, 1865

To day Hicks and John are at work repairing their wagons and getting ready for a trip up to the mills [Houston County]. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove up town and purchased a few articles to send up to her Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] by the wagons. Weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sunday, September 24th, 1865

To day I drove my horse Rob and buggy down to Moss' bluff and back, a distance of 24 miles, in order to carry Col. James Wrigley down there that he might [take] passage on the Steamer Mary Hill for Galveston, she having merely dropped down the river on yesterday to take a load of wood on board. Weather variable & hot with a light shower of rain.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Saturday, September 23rd, 1865

To day the steamer Mary Hill arrived at Walnut bluff from Galveston with 300 sacks of salt on board, which were consigned to James Wrigley. I drove down there and got my freedman John from off of her. He having run away the trip before, and left here on said boat. He promised me upon his arrival home to faithfully remain out the time for which he entered into a special contract. The Steamer Mary Hill left for Galveston. In the evening I drove up town in company with James Wrigley and we were both regularly registered as voters of the County & State. My wagon driven by Hicks is engaged in hauling salt from Walnut bluff to the warehouse, and hauled 72 sacks at 10? per sack. Capt. John Redman left my house for parts unknown. Weather cloudy & hot with a very hard rain late in the evening.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Friday, September 22nd, 1865

To day I finished papering the hall. Capt. John Redman is still with me. Weather cloudy & hot with occasional showers of rain throughout the day.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Thursday, September 21st, 1865

To day I commenced papering the hall, assisted by Capt. John Redman, who is still with me. Weather cloudy & cool with showers of rain throughout the day, and a hard rain at night.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wednesday, September 20th, 1865

To day I worked on the hen house for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Capt. John Redman is still with me. Hicks hauled the beef hides out of my carriage house and stored them in Wrigley's warehouse. The evening I spent over at Mr. Trowell's. Weather variable and hot.