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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Tuesday, December 19th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring] & family are still with me, she paid the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] 5$ being the Amt. I loaned her last summer. I loaned my horse and buggy to Ed. Jones, to drive out, Courting. Weather cloudy & rather warm with occasional showers of rain.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Monday, December 18th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the Ware house. I drove up town and got the little woman's [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] bonnet, hat, &c, which had been sent over from Houston, & I find I owe a balance of $5.50 on the bills of purchase. Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring] & family are still here. Ed. Jones arrived from the up Country. Frank [Stewart] still very sick. All still have the itch. Weather . . . 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sunday, December 17th, 1865

All the forenoon I worked at the warehouse and the evening I spent at home. Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring] & family are still here, the wagon & servants that came down with her, left for their home in Montgomery County. Thus relieving me of 3 negroes & 6 mules to feed. Weather cloudy and cold.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Saturday, December 16th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] missed the chill and fever. Frank Stewart has a relapse and is now very sick with diarrhea. At night Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring*] and her whole family with three servants and seven horses arrived from Montgomery County, and stopped with me, to be taken care of until she can arrange to go to housekeeping. Weather cloudy and cold, with light drizzling rain. [*This Mrs. Beale is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.]

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Friday, December 15th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. We are all still offering with the itch, which clings to us with great pertinacity and will not yield to medical treatment of any kind so far. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] had another chill and fever. My daughter Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] attained the second anniversary of her birth day. Weather cloudy & intensely cold with a hard freeze all day & night.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Thursday, December 14th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. I loaned negro Porter Steve two dollars and fifty cents to give a party with at his house. My whole family are afflicted with the itch. Frank is slowly improving. Weather variable and very cold, with ice plenty, being the coldest night of the winter so far.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Wednesday, December 13th, 1865

To day I am still at work at the ware house. I purchased another hog weighing 150 lbs for which I paid 7$ specie. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove up town after a few articles and also purchased for me some tobacco. Billy Duncan arrived from his trip up the Country. Weather variable & intensely cold with a strong North wind blowing. At night all the water in the different vessels was frozen and the ponds around town were covered with ice.