Author: Hawkins, S.H. (Samuel Hugh), 1835-1905
Samuel Hugh Hawkins Diary, January - July 1877
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Monday January 1st. 1877
This being a legal holiday the Bank was closed But it being the day for Directors meeting, it was held. A Dividend of 4% for past six months was declared Weather extremely cold.
Tuesday Jany [January] 2nd
At 11.o'c. [o'clock] am attended meeting of Agricultural Society held in Court House. Capt [Captain] Cobb the president being absent I occupied his position This has been a busy day in Bank, Weather Continues cold. This being the eve of the election for County officers there is some stir on the part of those interested,
Wednesday Jany [January] 3rd
Very many people in town & much ado on part of aspirants & their friends, it being election day for County Officers. Have been fully occupied in Bank during the day. Went to Bank after tea, wrote many letters, among them one to S.C. Tennis West Baines of Minnesota, to incourage [encourage] immigration to this section.
Thursday Jany [January] 4
The price of Cotton having advanced some, much was put in the market & sold & a lively business transacted Lively demand for money on part of planters. Had an interview & understanding with Mr M Callaway in reference to the purchase of a part of T.M. Furlow farm, After tea attended prayer meeting, but few out. the weather being very inclement. Dr Cooper gave short but impressive talk on the scripture "our bodies the temple of the living God" see Corinthians VI.19 . & other references on same subject. The Election on 3rd resulted as follows.
For ordinary G.A. Brown rec'd [received] 1594 votes R.S. Windsor 581. JG Wallen 353
" [For] Sheriff J.W. Mize 1298 " [votes] JC Joiner 1245
" [For] Clk Sup'r [Clerk Superior] Court J.H. Allen 1667 " [votes] JL Price 873
" [For] Tax Receiver J.A. Daniel 2301 " [votes] AB Raiford 215
"" [For Tax] Collector A.C. Speer 1541 " [votes] S.E [C]. Glover 1002
" [For] Co [County] Treasurer HJ Williams 1558 " [votes] Jno [John] H Wynn 981
" [For] Co. [County] Surveyor N. Scarborough 2067 " [votes] For Coroner WW Guerry 2047
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Friday Jany [January] 5th
Weather Cloudy & Cold. Filed bill on Nussbaum & Dannonbergh of Macon Ga. [Georgia] who claimed to have purchased and had moved out the stock of my tenant L.B. Frank, during last night. F. being my tenant & in arrears I filed bill & procured Injunction of Judge Clark to restrain the moving of the stock of goods, which were then on Car & about ready to move By this action I secured a favorable Compromise The tendency in the price of Cotton being upwards gives impetus to business.
Cousin Dolly Fletcher being down on visit & desiring to leave for her home in Monroe. I attended her to train about 12 o'clock at night.
Saturday Jany [January] 6th
Procured names of number of persons to petition asking legislature to enact that County Treasurer pay James W. Furlow $1000 for valuable [added text: extra] Services rendered County as Commissioner during 1873 1874 1875 & 1876,
Cotton being buoyant business is brisk. It advanced from 1/2 to 3/4 cent to-day [today] this owing to large decrease in receipts & information favorable to the early adjustment of the Eastern war question between Russia & Turkey
An Election for Justice of the Peace & Constable was held to-day [today]. On 7th Nov. [November] last an election for President was held: in Decr [December] one for Mayor, on 3rd inst. [instant] one for Co [County] officers, These elections have been warmly Contested, The demoralizing effects of these are perceptible in morals labor & business & therefore it is gratifying that they are over for the present. Cloudy Misty & Cold.
Sunday Jany [January] 7th
Attended Sunday School. Rev [Reverend] MB Wharton preached an excellent new Year's Sermon Ephesians V.15 & 16 verses . This sermon was highly interesting & instructive. It was the first I have heard Mr W. preach Attended church & heard sermon by Dr Cooper at night Weather
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Monday Jany [January] 8.
Weather Continues inclement Rev [Reverend] MB. Wharton spends the night with us. At his request I give my notes for $80.00 [deleted text: 0] [deleted text: more] to [deleted text: Mercer University] [added text: Greenway Seminary], having paid him $20 in cash This was a donation.
Tuesday Jany [January] 9th
Weather Cold & Cloudy, At Stock-holders [Stockholders] meeting of first National Bank for the election of Directors, the names of R.T. Byrd & several other leading Directors were left off, This change gives the presidency of the Bank to A.C. Bell & causes quite a sensation
Wednesday Jany [January] 10th.
This morning the frost was almost like a snow, We have had a long protracted time of severely Cold weather the Coldest known in this latitude in 30 yrs [years] Was reminded by Mrs H & children on my return to-night [tonight] that this is the anniversary of my birth & that I am 4[deleted text: 1] [added text: 2] yrs [years] old. How swiftly time flies & how age creeps on a person.
Thursday Jany [January] 11th.
Nothing of interest transpiring Attended prayer meeting at night
Friday Jany [January] 12.
Nothing of interest transpired
Saturday " [January] 13.th
"""" [Nothing of interest transpired]
Sunday Jany [January] 14th.
Attended Sunday School & preaching afterwards Weather very inclement, Conference adopted resolution of Committee in reference to Rev [Reverend] AB Campbell, Visited Mr JW Furlow & W.W. Willet this p.m. & attended preaching to-night [tonight]
Monday Jany [January] 15th.
Nothing of interest transpired, Had understanding with M. Callaway to visit T. M. Furlow's place to-morrow [tomorrow]
Tuesday Jany [January] 16th.
In Company with M. Callaway went to Maj [Major] Furlow's 14 miles rode over farm, returned to dinner at 3 pm left for home at 4 & reached home at 8 pm
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Wednesday Jany [January] 17th.
Met Mr Callaway & agreed with him upon terms of purchase of part of Maj [Major] Furlow's place. viz [vis-à-vis] some 1000 to 1300 acres at $4 m [thousand] as follows $1500 cash to be paid JW Wheatley & Co [Company] $2500 to be paid SWRR'd [Rail Road] Co [Company] 1 Jany [January] 1878 & Int [interest] 7% thereon for 12 months in advance
Thursday Jany [January] 18th.
Met M Callaway & S. C Elam attorney for JW Wheatley & Co [Company] & the S.W.R.Rd [Rail Road] Co. [Company] received transfer of Mortgage [unclear text: fifa] Wheatley & Co [Company] vs Furlow & paid them for same $1500 Took R.R. [Rail Road] obligation to accept $2500 for same by Jany [January] 1st 1878 & paid them $175. it being interest on $2500 for 12 mos. [months] After this made written contract with P.A. Jackson to farm with him the present year on this place, Weather very inclement did not attend prayer meeting
Friday Jany [January] 19.th.
Attended to usual business in office. Demand for money good. Nothing of interest transpiring
Saturday Jany [January] 20th.
Business very engaging during the day
Sunday Jany [January] 21.
Attended Sunday School at usual hour & preaching by Dr Cooper also at usual hour. Morning inclement evening rainy no service at night
Monday Jany [January] 22.
Rain falls freely during the day
Tuesday Jany [January] 23.
Rain Continues during most of the day
Wednesday Jany [January] 24.
Weather Clear this very acceptable after weeks of cloudy & rainy weather. News reached us of the re-appointment [reappointment] of Judge Clark to be Judge of S.W. Circuit
Thursday Jany [January] 25.
Mr S [deleted text: J] [added text: T.] Jenkins spends night with us attended prayer meeting
Friday Jany [January] 26.
Attended to business in office am. Went to Shackleford
Page: 7 [view image]place with M Callaway & Mr S.T. Jenkins returned near night. Mr J. spends night with us.
Saturday Jany [January] 27.
Quite busily engaged in office, In my absence yesterday news came of the election of B.H. Hill to U.S. Senate & also of the passage of the election Counting bill by the House of Representatives of the U.S. Mr Jenkins left to-day [today] for Albany.
Sunday Jany [January] 28th.
Attended Sunday School, preaching & Conference Elected. James B. Durin Clerk, H.T. Davenport Treasurer for the next month. Attended preaching this evening Jno [John] L. Matthews spent portion of evening with me. Visited Dr WW Barlow this evening
Monday Jany [January] 29.
Left home at 8.o.c [o'clock] am, Mrs Hawkins accompanying me to JL Matthews place reached JH Pope place in Lee at 12 O'C.m. [o'clock midnight] Judge Stokes whom I was to meet here at 10 O'C [o'clock] had just left but a short time Looked over Pope place returned by night. Jno [John] LM & Y.A. Herndon having been to see the place owned by Bank & known as Adams place, spent night with us
Tuesday Jany [January] 30th.
Mr AL Rees book-keeper [bookkeeper] in Bank being sick & I having to fill his place am very busy
Wednesday Jany [January] 31.st
Business in Bank engages my attention closely. Judge Stokes Leesburgh spend night with me
Thursday Feby [February] 1.
Mr Rees book-keeper [bookkeeper] in Bank Continues sick. In his absence the press of business is unusually great
Friday Feby [February] 2nd.
Closely engaged in Bank. Mrs GF Cooper was thought to be dying during the evening