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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Tuesday, October 10th, 1865

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children drove out in the buggy in company with a party of ladies and gentlemen on a chinquipen hunt. I spent all the evening at the warehouse assisting James Wrigley in marking and weighing cotton. I purchased from Mr. Lindsey one bushel of peanuts for which I paid him two dollars. Weather variable and warm with occasional light showers of rain and a very hard rain at night.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Monday, October 9th, 1865

To day about one hour before day break, Col. Wrigley & I drove down to Walnut bluff in the buggy in order that I could get on the Steamer Mary Hill in accordance with my agreement with Capt. Peacock, but she had dropped down the river and I was disappointed in my expected trip to Galveston. So we returned home in time for breakfast. Col. Wrigley's wagon hauled me 47 bus. of corn that I had purchased from Mr. F.W. Key. Charley Lund left for Houston. Weather variable and rather cool.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sunday, October 8th, 1865

To day the steamer Mary Hill arrived from Galveston and took on board at the warehouse 45 b/c [bales of cotton] and then droped down the river to finish loading with wood. I made all my arrangements to leave for Galveston in the morning and am to meet the steamer Mary Hill at Walnut bluff for that purpose. My son James attained the 3rd Anniversary of his birth day. Weather variable and a little cool. At night a few wild geese flew over southward, being the first of the season.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Saturday, October 7th, 1865

To day I drove up town in my buggy and settled up in full for what things the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] purchased on yesterday. I then drove down to the warehouse and while there I paid Charley Lund the 15$ I had borrowed from him also ten dollars for 150 lbs of bacon and $350 for one pair of shoes that he sent up to me on the 29th ulta. Be it remembered that my little woman attained the 25th anniversary of her birth day. Weather variable and cool.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Friday, October 6th, 1865

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove up town in the buggy and purchased several articles. I spent the forenoon at the warehouse. Charley Lund came over on the cars from Galveston, at which place he has now established himself in business. Weather clear and pleasant.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Thursday, October 5th, 1865

The forenoon I spent at the warehouse and the evening at home, being rather unwell from my disipation at the party last evening. Weather variable and pleasant.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Wednesday, October 4th, 1865

To day I drove up town in my buggy and while there I purchased for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] one hoop skirt @ 2½$ one belt @ 2$ ? lbs. cheese 80¢ 1 lb candy @ 50 cts. At night the little woman and I attended a dancing party given at the residence of Mr. A.B. Trowell. There was a large concourse of people in attendance and the amusements of the evening gave general satisfaction to all participating. In fact it was a brilliant affair, and reflected credit upon its projectors. Weather clear and pleasant.