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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Monday, April 23rd, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Steamer Emery still at work at the raft, and succeeded in effecting a passage about 5.P.M. and left for the upper [Trinity] river. The Steamer Royal Arch arrived from Galveston bringing me one Bbl. flour. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still improving. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] is still sick, the measles however have not made their appearance.The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is still doing her own house work. Weather clear and warm but rather cool at night.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sunday, April 22nd, 1866

To day I am very busy at the warehouse loading the steamer Emery which has just arrived from Galveston with Nichols freight. after loading her she attempted to work her way through the raft but did not succeed to day. Florence [Mahala Hall] is still improving the measles have commenced disappearing. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] still sick. The [Trinity] river still falling. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] still cooking. Weather variable and pleasant.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Saturday, April 21st, 1866

To day I was compelled to work at the warehouse. Florence [Mahala Hall] is still sick with the measles, but improving a little. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] still sick. The Steamer Col. Stell failed to get through the raft on yesterday as stated but succeeded on to day, and left for the upper [Trinity] river about 10 a.m. The river still falling. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] still cooking. Weather variable and cool.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Friday, April 20th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Florence [Mahala Hall] is still sick with the measles. Dr. Shelby called to see her. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] is still sick. The steamer Col. Stell arrived from Galveston with full freight and left for the up river. The [Trinity] river is falling a little. Weather variable & cool with showers of rain.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thursday, April 19th, 1866

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. Florence [Mahala Hall] is very sick with the measles and in consequence of which Dr. Shelby was called in. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] still has the fever though the measles have not yet made its appearance. Hicks is at work setting out potato slips. The [Trinity] river is now on a stand. I received from Col. Wrigley at Houston one Bbl. of corn meal. Weather cloudy with a hard rain, and rather cold,a norther blowing.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Wednesday, April 18th, 1866

To day I drove up town with Capt. Sterling and while there I instituted suit against Henry my for[mer] cook for stealing. The measles has made its appearance on Florence [Mahala Hall] and she is quite sick with it. Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall] is no better, and I am satisfied that she too has the measles. The [Trinity] river still continues to rise and is overflowing all the bottom lands. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is still cooking. Weather variable & warm with occasional showers of rain.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Tuesday, April 17th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. In the evening I drove up town on business. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is quite sick with high fever. Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] is no better. The [Trinity] river has commenced overflowing its banks and is still rising. Weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain.