Friday, March 25, 2016
To day I was compelled to work at the warehouse loading the steamer Ruthven which had just arrived from Galveston after shipping 500 Bbls freight she left for the up river. The river is rising plenty. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] but little improved. I am still suffering with the cough and the itch. Jilks who was killed last night was buried to day. Weather cloudy and cool with rain throughout the night.