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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Monday, May 14th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Grand Ma Gayle and Ida arrived from Houston bringing the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] some drapes. George and Montgomery finished breaking up one flat boat. Hicks worked in the garden. I am still afflicted with sore throat & itch. Weather clear & warm.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Sunday, May 13th, 1866

To day I remained at home writing up this journal. I had my barrel of ale hauled up home. Mrs. Stanwood came over & left with me a number of a/c's for collection. I am still suffering with the itch & sore throat. Weather variable & cool with a hard rain and storm at night.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Saturday, May 12th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. The Steamer Col. Stell arrived from Galveston bound up the [Trinity] river. I received by her one Bbl ale. I purchased from G.T. Hanks one gray horse 9 years old for which I paid him $115. I am still suffering with the itch & sore throat. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] had another fever. Capt. Redmond finished painting the priming coat upon all the exterior portion of my house except the door & window blinds. Weather variable and warm.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Friday, May 11th, 1866

To day I am at work at the Warehouse. The steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston bound up the [Trinity] river. she discharged a little freight. In the evening I drove up town and had my throat carterized or burnt with caustic. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] had a fever. the rest of the children are well. Capt. John Redmond is at work painting my house. Weather variable and warm.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thursday, May 10th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse posting books. My throat grows worse & I can hardly swallow or articulate. My sores are but little if any better. The children I believe have entirely recovered except Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] who is covered with sores. Capt. John W. Redmond is engaged painting the house. Weather variable & rather cool.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Wednesday, May 9th, 1866

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. The steamer Royal Arch left for Galveston. I am again attacked with the sore throat. The itch is still severe and between the two I am suffering greatly. Ed. Jones arrived home from West Liberty. The children are all well except Roberta [Downes Halyard nee Hall], who still suffers from her nervous affection. Weather cloudy with rain nearly all day and night and very cold for the season.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tuesday, May 8th, 1866

To day I am busy at the warehouse loading the steamer Royal Arch. Ed. Jones left on the cars for West Liberty. Capt. John Redmond is still at work painting my house. The children are all recovering. I am still afflicted with the itch. I paid P. ? $12.20 on a/c of beef. Weather cloudy & cold with a hard rain all the evening.