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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tuesday, October 31st, 1865

To day I am still ? having finished all my business I left in company with Billy Stewart who has recovered sufficiently well to travel in the ? bound for Houston. I paid for my bill at the Hotel & ? We had a very pleasant trip across the bay and up ? bayou considering the cold weather that was still blowing ? cold the weather was clear. Thus closes my notes for the month of October.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Monday, October 30th, 1865

To day I am still in Galveston. Billy Stewart is much improved and went out with me ? short time. I purchased for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] ? for which I paid $68 in gold. Weather cloudy and cold ? still blowing.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sunday, October 29th, 1865

To day Billy Stewart is still confined to his room, with Stanwood in attendance ? in consequence of which I did not go out into the City but little. Weather clear and cold with a new north wind blowing throughout the whole day . . . 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Saturday, October 28th, 1865

To day Mr. Ballinger left Galveston on the cars for Houston. Billy Stewart was taken sick with an attack of Cholera Morbus, which confined him to his room and it became necessary to call in the aid of Dr. Stanwood which I did. I remained at the Hotel to wait on Billy Stewart. Weather cloudy & cold with a strong north wind blowing.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Friday, October 27th, 1865

To day we left the mouth of the river on the Steamer Ruthven leaving the Kate still aground in the canal and ran down to Galveston for which I had to pay $2.75 in specie. We all stopped at the Washington Hotel. Mr. Ballinger handed me $61.50 which he had collected for the warehouse at Liberty. Weather variable & cold with a strong norther blowing all day.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Thursday, October 26th, 1865

To day we left Walnut bluff on the Steamer Kate in route for Galveston and had a pleasant run down to the mouth of the river but vessel got aground in the canal and the steamer Ruthven coming along side of our boat we left the Kate and took passage on the Ruthven for Galveston. we were compelled however to lay at the mouth of the river all night. Weather clear and pleasant until night, when a severe norther came out rendering it very cold.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Wednesday, October 25th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse and finished loading the propeller frate. In the evening Billy Stewart, Mr. Ballinger & I left my residence and drove down in my buggy to the steamer Kate and embarked on her for Galveston. Before leaving I hired a negro boy by the name of ? for two months for which I am to pay four dollars per Month. I also got from Mrs. Wrigley $150. We were compeled to remain on board of the Kate all night. The Capt. having refused to start until morning. Weather variable and cool.