Copyright © 2010 All rights reserved.

Search the Journal

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Monday, July 30th, 1866

To day I worked at the warehouse. Dr. Tarleton, wife and child came over on the train from Houston, having determined to make Liberty their home. They put up at the hotel. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] missed the fever. Weather variable and hot with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 92°.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sunday, July 29th, 1866

To day I went to the warehouse and spent the forenoon reading. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] had another fever. Weather clear and very hot. Ther: 97° being one degree higher than on yesterday. At night a thunder storm came up, attended with rain, which cooled the air a little.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Saturday, July 28th, 1866

To day I drove up town in Company with Dr. Tarleton and introduced him to the Citizens of the place, after which he left on the train for Houston. I spent the evening at the warehouse. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] had a fever. Weather clear and very hot. Ther: 96° being the hottest day of the summer so far.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Friday, July 27th, 1866

To day we all left Houston on the Texas & N. Orleans Rail road in route for Liberty, and arrived home about 12 O'Clock M. Dr. Tarleton came over with me upon a tour of inspection. Col. Wrigley and family I found all well. I also found the steamer Col. Stell lying at the wharf but she left in the evening for Galveston. Weather variable and hot. Ther : 92°.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Thursday, July 26th, 1866

To day we all left Galveston in route for home, and arrived in Houston about 10½ O'Clock A.M. and put up at the Eldorado Hotel. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] went out shopping and purchased a few articles. Weather variable and very hot. Ther : 92°.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Wednesday, July 25th, 1866

To day we are still in Galveston and stopping at Capt. Peacock's. In the evening I purchased a match horse for Rob for which I paid 250$. I drove out to the beach with Capt. Peacock in order to try my new horse Charley. The transport Clinton arrived in port with several cases of cholera on board. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 91°.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tuesday, July 24th, 1866

To day we left the hotel, and moved our quarters to the residence of Capt. Peacock who agreed to board my family during their stay in the Island City. I hired a hack and went with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children down the beach. we had quite a pleasant drive. The little woman purchased a nice little Italian marble monument to be placed over the grave of my sweet little babe Josephine. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 91°.