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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tuesday, October 24th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. Billy Stewart is still with me. The propeller Kate arrived at the lower landing or Walnut bluff from Galveston. I am sorely afflicted with a boil on my "stearne" Weather variable and pleasant until night when there was a severe rain storm which lasted nearly all night.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Monday, October 23rd, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse and purchased one bale Cotton for a/c of Col. Wrigley. Billy Stewart is still with me. After dinner I drove up town with James Wrigley who left on the stage for Polk County. Weather clear and cool.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sunday, October 22nd, 1865

To day I was compelled to work at the ware house in order to receive some Cotton. Col. Stewart is still with me. at night Col. Wrigley arrived home from the up Country [Houston County]. Weather clear and cool.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Saturday, October 21st, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. Col. Billy Stewart & H. Ballinger came down from Crockett. Billy Stewart put up with me. Negro man Ike did not work today. In the evening I went up town to attend a meeting of the City Council. Weather variable and cool.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Friday, October 20th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. After much trouble I succeeded in getting my horse Rob up when the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and Mrs. Wrigley drove up town. William Leaverton left in the stage for my mills [Houston County] and carried some letters up with him for my relatives. I hired negro man Ike to dig my potatoes. Weather clear and rather cool.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Saturday, October 19th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the ware house. Wm. Leaverton is still with me. My daughter Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] attained the 5th anniversary of her birth day. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] made her a first rate birth day cake. My horse Rob got out of the stable & ran off. Weather clear and rather cool.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wednesday, October 18th, 1865


To day I am still at work at the ware house. In the evening I rode up town in company with Wm. Leaverton who is still with me and while there I purchased a hat? form? for little Major [James Hall Sharp] for which I paid $1.50 specie. Weather clear & cold with a frost at night which is the first frost of the season ?