Author: Hawkins, S.H. (Samuel Hugh), 1835-1905
Samuel Hugh Hawkins Diary, January - July 1877
Pages 8 - 12
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Saturday Feby [February] 3.
Closely engaged in business during whole day. Mrs Cooper a little improved.
Sunday Feby [February] 4.
The morning was very inclement. so much so that few people attended Sunday School & not enough to have preaching. At night Rev [Reverend] J.H. Corley preached a fine sermon & spent night with us.
Monday Feby [February] 5th.
Mr Rees Continuing sick I secured the services of Mr Charley T. Furlow to take his place gave orders for stationery. Mr JW. Furlow spent an hour or two with me after supper.
Tuesday Feby [February] 6.
Day spent in attending to usual business about Bank.
Wednesday Feby [February] 7.
Have been Closely engaged in Bank during the day
Thursday Feby [February] 8.
Attended to usual business during the day.
Friday Feby [February] 9.
Mr N. Scarborough went with me to Adams place, some 13. mls [miles] returned at 7 o'clock pm
Saturday Feby [February] 10.
Business in Bank occupied my time fully during the day, Received news that the grand election Commission had counted Fla [Florida] for R.B Hayes.
Sunday Feby [February] 11
Attended Sabbath School. Rev [Reverend] Mr Corley preached us a good sermon Mr & Mrs. Herndon dined & spent evening with us. Visited Dr W.W. Barlow this p.m.
Monday Feby [February] 12
Mr Rees Continues too unwell to attend to his duties in The Bank. Much disappointment
Page: 9 [view image]is manifested at the partisan action of the supreme Court judges on the grand Commission to Count the electoral vote.
Tuesday Feby [February] 13. 77.
Had Irish potatoes planted yesterday, Covering of Hot-house [Hothouse] (cloth) abstracted last night Weather for many days having been pleasant vegetation exhibits signs of life. Some few peach blooms may be seen. It is the general impression that the grand commission will Count Hay's in, however dishonest it may be to do so.
Wednesday Feby [February] 14.
There is much speculation as to what will be the final decision of the grand commission at Washington, the general impression being that the judgment will give Louisiana to Hays, which will give him the Presidency by the forms of law but in total disregard of the majority of the votes polled.
Weather very Cold & rainy. Jno [John] L. Matthews spends night with us.
Thursday Feby [February] 15.
Mrs Dr G.F. Cooper died last night after a long & painful illness of Consumption. She was a most excellent christian lady & will be greatly missed both by family & friends. Weather Continues Cold & rainy
Friday Feby [February] 16.
At 10 1/2 [10:30] a.m. attended funeral services of Mrs Cooper at Baptist church by Rev [Reverend] JH. Corley. His theme was the resurrection & he handled it beautifully, At the grave Rev [Reverend] T.T. Christian of the Methodist church made some appropriate remarks & closed with prayer
Weather Cold & Cloudy. business brisk in our line
Saturday Feby [February] 17.
Attended to usual business in & about Bank. JL Matthews passed returning home. Some 350 Colored people having left this section during the past & present month with emigrant agents seek here from
Page: 10 [view image]the west for them, it has become a matter of deep interest to the people of this section that this should be stopped. Mr WB Harrald & I have indeavored [endeavored] to devise means to stop this exodus. The papers of to-day [today] bear the news that the grand Commission at Washington by a vote of 8 to 7, being strickly [strictly] a party vote, have decided that the vote of La. [Louisiana] should be counted for Hayes. Many of our people had hope to the last, that, Tilden would be Counted in. So thoroughly are our people impressed with the idea, that Mr Tilden is the first patriot & Statesman in the Country, that, they take his wrongful & unjustifiable defeat hard.
Sunday Feby [February] 18.
Attended Sunday School this a.m. & preaching thereafter, hearing a fine sermon from Rev [Reverend] J.H.Corley of Dawson in Scripture 2 Peter 3. Ch 1 to 12 v. inclusive , At night he preached another good sermon from [added text: 1st] Timothy IC. 15 V . "This is a faithful saying & worthy of all acceptation, that christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners: of whom I am chief." This scripture should Commend itself to all.
Monday Feby [February] 19.
Adjourned Term of Superior Court sat to-day [today], Emmigrant [Emigrant] agents from West having enticed away some 400 of the Colored people of this section & many of these under Contracts to labor here for the year, some of the planters & people are interesting themselves to stop these agents, & well they may be doing this. for if not impeded the Country very soon will be exceeding scarce of labor
[deleted text: Friday] [added text: Tuesday] Feby [February] 20.
Spent a.m. in Bank & at usual business. Visited Mr Herndon's p.m. in Company with Mrs H.
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Wednesday Feby [February] 21.
Papers report the Count by the Commission to have reached Nevada. The Count of states has been made in Alphabetical order, When the Count of La. [Louisiana] was made for Hayes it was considered as Conclusive of the result.
I informed Dr Cooper that we had nearly made up his salary to $1500. to serve the church the present year & that we thought it could be made up & thereupon he accepted the call of the church.
Our little Willie 9 yrs [years] old spoke to me about joining the church, this is incouraging [encouraging] He has recently been much in Company with little George Cooper who is a member of the church & Willie had probably received incouragement [encouragement] from him.
Thursday Feby [February] 22.
The Grand Commission is Considering the counting of the vote of Oregon & seem determined to Count in Hayes, Attended prayer meeting to-night [tonight]. weather inclement
Friday Feby [February] 23.
Rain last night clear this a.m but raining again at night. Some anxiety manifested to ascertain the vote of the grand Commission in Oregon; but generally believed they will vote as they have done in the past, as a partisan band
Saturday Feby [February] 24.
Business occupied my time during the day. Nothing of peculiar interest transpired
Sunday Feby [February] 25.
Attended Sunday School at 9.a.m & church at 11. a.m. & 7 pm hearing Dr. Cooper preach: Conference after preaching a.m.
Monday Feby [February] 26.
Spent day at usual business in office
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Tuesday Feby [February] 27.
Attended to usual business in office
Wednesday Feby [February] 28.
Spent day in office
Thursday March 1.
Shocked at the intelegence [intelligence] this morning of the sudden death of Mrs Ezekiel [Ezekial] Taylor, which occurred last night, On yesterday the news reached town that Mrs T.M Merritt had died suddenly. She was buried at 2 pm quite a heavy rain falling at the time, She left two babes & some fine children this makes her loss irreperable
Friday Mch [March] 2nd.
At 9. a.m. the funeral services of Mrs E. Taylor came off. they were largely attended, Attended in office.
Saturday March 3.rd
Am quite closely engaged during the day
Sunday Mch [March] 4.
Attended Sunday School at 9. am & preaching at 11. Dr Cooper preaching & again at night Visited Wm [William] Hooks & Dr W.W. Barlow this p.m.
Monday Mch [March] 5.
Attended to usual business in morning & until 4 pm, when in Company with W.A Wilson, A.A. Adams & J.H. Black I take train to attend agricultural Convention at Milledgeville, which sits there on 6th. having been appointed as delegates by the agricultural society of Sumter Co. Spend night at Brown Hotel Macon, Ga. [Georgia]
Tuesday March 6.
Leave Macon at 730 in Central R.R'd [Rail Road] take branch at Gordon, arrive at Millegeville [Milledgeville]
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