To day I drove up town and purchased a few articles from Dr. Rives. John Cochran arrived on the cars from Houston and brought over $10,000 gold to purchase cotton with. Frank [Stewart] still very sick. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] slightly improving. Col. Wrigley commenced digging a well at the convent. Hicks at work getting logs to store cotton on. Mrs. Basil Waring* [Harriett Waring nee Gill] after a short illness died. Weather cloudy & very cold.
*This is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Beale aka Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring who is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. This is the ONLY record I have found of Harriett's date of death.