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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Tuesday, November 14th, 1865

To day I am still at work in the warehouse. Col. Wrigley left on the cars for Houston. Hicks hauled me another load of corn and put it in the crib. Frank Stewart is still quite sick and confined to his bed. My son Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] and little daughter Josephine are both unwell. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove up town and purchased a few articles. Weather cloudy and a little cool.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Monday, November 13th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the ware house. My son Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still sick. Frank Stewart was attacked with a severe hemmorage from the nose. I finally got it stopped with the assistance of Col. Wrigley by holding his arm perpendicular for about 30 minutes. Hicks hauled me 76 barrels of corn and threw it into my crib. Ed. Jones has recovered. Weather cloudy and cool.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sunday, November 12, 1865

To day I was compelled to work hard at the ware house. The Steamer Col. Stell left for Galveston. The Steamer Sunflower arrived from Galveston with a considerable cargo on board, the most of which we stored in the warehouse. We turned out for the Steamer Sunflower 280 bales of cotton. Frank Stewart is still quite sick. My son Jimmy had a chill and fever. Ed. Jones is much better. Fannie has entirely recovered. Weather cloudy and warm with a very hard rain at night.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saturday, November 11, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. The Steamer Col. Stell arrived from Galveston, we loaded her with 184 bales of Cotton. Ed. Jones returned from Beaumont sick & is confined to his bed. Hicks hauled 2 loads of wood. Negro boy Stephen had a chill and fever. Frank Stewart is still quite sick. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove up town and paid Messrs. Fontaine & Co. 15$ on my account and $8. on a/c of Billy Stewart, it being the full amounts which we owed them, for some clothing. Weather variable and pleasant.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Friday, November 10, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. Hicks is engaged hauling corn. He made one load for me and one load for Ed Jones. Frank Stewart is still quite sick. Ed Jones left on the cars for Beaumont. Weather variable and a little cool.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Thursday, November 9th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. The steamer Sunflower left for Galveston some time last night. Frank Stewart is still quite sick. Late in the evening I drove up town in order to try and sell my buggy and mules to Col. Bethell, but did not succeed, he only offering me about one half of my price. Weather clear and pleasant.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Wednesday, November 8th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. The steamer Sunflower arrived from Galveston with a bbl onions, Bbl potatoes and some fruit for the children on board for me. We loaded her with 350 bales of Cotton & 52 beef hides. Jimmy had a chill and fever. Fannie is still improving. Frank Stewart is still quite sick. Hicks made one load with the big wagon to the public square. Weather clear and pleasant.