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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Monday, March 5th, 1866


To day we left the mouth of the Trinity river and down to Galveston, where we arrived about 3 o'clock P.M. I put up at the Crawford house, after having seen Dr. Stanwood and placing myself under his medical treatment. My cough is no better. Expenses of the day sixty five cts. Weather variable and rather cold.



Friday, March 4, 2016

Sunday, March 4th, 1866

To day I left Liberty on the Str. Indian No. 2 in route for Galveston. We run down to the lower landing and took on board there 100 head of Cattle, and then proceeded on our voyage. I left at my house in addition to my own family, Frank Stewart, who is still improving a little, and Capt. John W. Redmond, also Mrs. Massie, who is still sewing for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. We run down to the mouth of the [Trinity] river and came to an anchor until morning. My cough no better. Weather clear & cold with a stiff norther.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Saturday, March 3rd, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse, my Cough however is no better. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] still has sore eyes. Capt. John W. Redmond arrived on the Str. Indian and is now with me. Frank Stewart failed to get off in the stage and is still at my house. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] & the children are all sick with colds. I am preparing to visit Galveston for Medical aid. Hicks is at work hauling with the little wagon. Mrs. Massie is still here. Weather clear and pleasant.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Friday, March 2nd, 1866

To day I am confined at home with my Cough which is growing worse. Hicks is at work in the orchard preparing it for planting. Frank Stewart still improving a little and still determined to leave for Crockett. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children still have sore eyes. Col. Wrigley finished the school house & is now ready for business opperations. Mrs. Massie is still here. At night the steamer Indian No. 2 arrived from Galveston. Weather clear & pleasant.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Thursday, March 1st, 1866

To day I worked at the warehouse. My cough is no better. Frank Stewart being a little better has concluded to leave on the Stage for Crockett. Mrs. Massie still here. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children are still afflicted with sore eyes. I paid off and discharged one of my freedmen Albert. Hicks is still at work in the garden. Weather clear and pleasant.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Wednesday, February 28th, 1866

To day I remained at home suffering severely with my Cough and cold. Hicks and Albert are working in the garden. Mrs. Massie is still here. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children are afflicted with sore eyes. Frank [Stewart] is some little improved. Weather clear & pleasant. Thus closes the notes for the month of February.