October 1862

October 1, 1862

In school. Saw [Capt.] Syberg. He is going to send [his son] Fred to me. (Paid board for September $20.00.)

October 2, 1862

Rainy. In school. Nothing new. Saw [Capt.] Syberg. He is going into the army. Fred [Syberg will be] coming [to my school beginning] Monday.

October 3, 1862

In school.

October 4, 1862

Wrote letter home to be carried to Memphis. Got a letter from [cousin] Jim Fiddis. Said he was going to Cuba & I need not write to him anymore.

October 5, 1862

Sunday. Got a pair of shoes ($8.50). At church.

October 6, 1862

In school. At election.

October 7, 1862

In school. Walter Reardon is coming to me. Mathews is not elected.

October 8, 1862

In school. Saw Mathews. He [says he] did not tell Naori that I was not teacher & knew nothing.

October 9, 1862

In school. Nothing new.

October 10, 1862

In school. Rainy and cold. Few in school. Nothing new.

October 11, 1862

Cold. At Mathews’ room. At [Ernest] Wiedemann’s room. Saw [Capt.] Syberg. Got me wood cut at Graves’ and Caldwell’s (50 cents).

October 12, 1862

Sunday. Dr. Wheat sick. Went to Catholic Church. Reading & studying.

October 13, 1862

In school. Cold.

October 14, 1862

In school.

October 15, 1862

In school. Nothing new.

October 16, 1862

In school. Feel sick. Headache. No news. Chilly.

October 17, 1862

In school. Tired out.

October 18, 1862

Saturday. Down the street. At [Ernest] Wiedemann’s.

October 19, 1862

Sunday. Reading. Saw Egan.

October 20, 1862

In school. Nothing new. (Got watch mended for $7.00.)

October 21, 1862

In school till six at night.

October 22, 1862

In school.

October 23, 1862

In school. Nothing new.

October 24, 1862

In school. Saw two nuns in black – made me shudder as if I had seen a funeral pass.

October 25, 1862

Snowed. Cold. Studying. At school. Hattirah was killed last night at Wiedemann’s.

October 26, 1862

Sunday. Cold. At home all day.

October 27, 1862

In school. Cold.

October 28, 1862

In school. Not quite so cold.

October 29, 1862

In school. Nothing new.

October 30, 1862

In school. Nothing new.

October 31, 1862

In school.


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