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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tuesday, December 12th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the ware house. Frank [Stewart] is still improving. I am some better with the itch, or rather I am some little relieved from it. I purchased one hog, for which I paid 5$. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] had a chill and fever. Weather variable and cold, with a strong north wind blowing.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Monday, December 11th, 1865

To day I worked at the warehouse & assisted in loading the Str. Kate & Sloop Luna. we put 126 Bales of Cotton on them, and they left for Galveston. At night I drove up town, with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], to the residence of Pryor Bryan, to witness the marriage ceremony of Mr. W.D. Williams and Miss Laura Bryan. After which the Company took up the line of march to the old City Hotel, where they touched the "light fantastic toe" until the "wee sma" hours of the morn. Weather cloudy & rather warm, with indications of rain.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sunday, December 10th, 1865

All the forenoon of to day I worked at the ware house. In the evening the propeller Kate and sloop Luna arrived from Galveston with considerable freight. I received by the Kate one barrel of flour and 35$ in specie due me from Charles C. Lund. Weather variable and pleasant.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Saturday, December 9th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. Mrs. Perkins left for Houston on the cars and the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] sent by her $50 to purchase some articles. I drew from the warehouse 80$ in full payment for the wagon I heretofore sold to Jackson. Weather cloudy & cold with occasional showers of rain.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Friday, December 8th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse and assisted in moving the office from the warehouse to the Store house, in order to be more comfortable. Mr. Haggart arrived from Houston on the cars in company with Mr. Brackenridge. I loaned my horse & buggy to Col. W. to drive up town after the letters and papers. Weather cloudy and cold, with occasional showers of rain.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Thursday, December 7th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse, and am still suffering with the itch. I again loaned my horse and buggy to Mrs. Wrigley to drive out after Mrs. Massie and this time she was successful. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is still doing her own house work, and we are entirely without any help. I cannot procure a cook for any thing like reasonable wages. Weather cloudy and cold.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Wednesday, December 6th, 1865

To day I am still at work in the ware house. I loaned my horse and buggy to Mrs. Wrigley to drive out in the country after Mrs. Massie. Frank is some better. I am still suffering with the itch. My son Jimmy had another chill and fever, which has prostrated the little fellow very much. Weather changeable and cold.