Author: Hawkins, S.H. (Samuel Hugh), 1835-1905
Samuel Hugh Hawkins Diary, January - July 1877
Pages 13 - 17
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Page: 13 [view image]at 9.30 & repair in Company with Adams Wilson & Capt [Captain] Morely to Dr W.A. Jarrett's being assigned to stop with him during the sitting of the Convention. Soon we went to Capital Building where the Convention was called to order at 10. o'clock by Gov [Governor] A.H. Colquitt its retiring president
Col. Wm [Colonel William] McKinley gave the Convention a hearty welcome in appropriate remarks. Just back of the Speakers Chair in Representative Hall was the motto in prominent letters "Welcome to the Hall your fathers built"
Col. Thos. [Colonel Thomas] Hardeman Jr the newly elected President of the Convention was soon installed into office & made a very appropriate & forcible speech & so did Gov [Governor] Colquitt on retiring.
Wednesday March 7.
Had fine essays from Dr J.S. Stevens of Leesburgh yesterday, Dr WL Jones of Athens & Mr Bircksman of Augusta & others to-day [today]. The report from experimental farm yesterday by Prof [Professor] E.M. Pendleton was quite interesting, Col [Colonel] Samuel Barnett gave an interesting address to-day [today], subject, "Does farming in Ga [Georgia] pay" Essay read to-day [today] by J.N. Montgomery on "Improved agricultural implements & farm machinery" I omitted to state that on yesterday we had a very interesting article from Prof [Professor] White on "Forms of Phosphoric acid available as plant food." Experience meeting to-night [tonight] was quite interesting.
I presented to the Convention this evening an invitation from the mayor & city Council of Americus, to hold next Convention here, but finally withdrew the application with the tacit understanding that the next February session of the Convention shall be held here.
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Thursday March 8.
Convention met at usual hour 9 am & transacted some important business, Adjorned [Adjourned] about 11 1/2 o.clock [o'clock] Col [Colonel] Hardeman delivering a fine parting address. Returning to Dr Jarretts I took dinner & thence taking my leave of our Host by whom we had been so hospitably entertained, I repaired to Depot. The good people of Millegeville [Milledgeville] vied with each other in extending voluntary Hospitalities to the Delegates of this Convention. At 330 pm our train left for Macon. We spent night at Macon. Considerable rain & quite a storm came during the night
Friday March 9.
Left Macon at 830 for Americus reached home at noon found all well spent evening in Bank.
Saturday March 10.
Considerable ice this morning. we fear Young fruit is entirely killed. Have had several white frosts this week
Sunday March 11.
Attended Sunday School at 9. preaching at 11. am & preaching again at 7 1/2 pm by Dr Cooper
Monday March 12th.
Attended to usual business
Tuesday March 13.
Attended to business in Bank until 10. a.m & then attended meeting of Agricultural society, & immediately thereafter a meeting of Horticultural Society
Wednesday March 14.
Attended to usual business in Bank Rec'd [Received] to-day [today] 5. Le Count Pear rootletts [rootlets] some 4 or 5
Page: 15 [view image]feet in length from H.H. Sanford Thomasville Ga [Georgia], three of which have planted in blue grass plat at right of Dwelling front, other two given to W.A. Wilson & A.A. Adams. Have also planted this winter some 86 apple graftings in lot north of Dwelling & some 336 peaches & 10 each Scuppernong, Thomas & Flowers grape in lot back of my garden
Thursday March 15
Mrs H. had chill in am & fever during evening sent for but failed to get Dr Cooper, Later Mrs H. became quieter,
Had near a grit of anvil or iron dust & table spoon ful [tablespoonful] of sulphur [sulfur] powders placed about roots of fruit trees to destroy borers & curculeoes [curculios].
Friday March 16
Called to see Dr. C. in reference to Mrs H's condition, she being much improved, rec'd [received] his prescription, Rev. [Reverend] Mr Jno [John] P. Duncan spends night with us.
Saturday March 17.
At 10. o'clock am attended meeting of Ex. Com [Executive Committee] of Agricultural society & to usual office business in afternoon
Sunday March 18.
Attended Sunday School in am & preaching, also preaching in evening. Dr Cooper preaching on both occasions
Monday March 19.
Attended to usual business during day
Tuesday March 20.
Engaged in Bank during day. Nothing of interest transpiring,
Wednesday Mch [March] 21.
Left early for Preston Court, Reached there in rain at 11. o'clock am, Went home & spent night with Alexr [Alexander] Chappell
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Thursday March 22
Attended Court at Preston, tried case Bank of Americus vs W.C. Stalling's prin [principle] W.F. Spann endorser, verdicts rendered for plff [plaintiff]. Returned home this evening & found family well
Friday Mch [March] 23rd
Attended to usual business in Bank, nothing of unusual interest transpiring
Saturday Mch [March] 24
My time was occupied in Bank during the day. Shepperd a colored Emigrant agent having returned to get up labor for La. [Louisiana] Mr Harrold & I gave some consideration to plans by which we should get rid of him
Sunday Mch [March] 25.
Willie & I went out to attend Sunday School, but the rain had been incessant & no other person Came out. The rain was Constant through the day. so that there was no church service
Monday Mch [March] 26.
Attended to usual business, Mr H & I sent out notices of meeting of Citizens to-morrow [tomorrow] to adopt means to stop emigrant agents from tampering illegally with the labor of the Country
Tuesday Mch [March] 27.
Quite a large attendance of citizens met at Court House at 11. o'c. [o'clock] am & clearly manifested a determination to stop emigrant agents from operating in this Country, A Committee of seven were appointed to wait on Sheppard & they did so & reported allowing him some 2 days to get off with 15 persons who had already been recruited. It was with Considerable dificulty [difficulty] we could get this report adopted
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Wednesday Mch [March] 28.
Attended to usual business in Bank. At noon Hon S.S. Cox of N.Y. [New York] arrived. His attendance to deliver lecture to-night [tonight] for benefit of wide awake Fire Co. [Company] had been arranged for in advance, At 8 1/2 pm. Mr Will Hawks introduced the Hon gentleman in a very appropriate speech, The speaker enchained his auditory for near two hours on the subject. "Irish humor"
The Hon Mr Cox for 14 yrs [years] in the Congress of the United States, having maintained Constitutional principles, the people here very naturally manifested much admiration of him
Thursday Mar [March] 29.
Quite a number of our Citizens were at Depot to-day [today] to see Mr Cox take his leave.
Mrs H. left this am with her bro [brother] JLM, to spend week in Marion Co. Attended prayer meeting this evening
Friday Mch [March] 30th.
Attended to usual business at Bank Col [Colonel] Cutts & J.H. Black waited on me to request that I should be a Candidate for the Constitutional Convention Called by a late act of the legislature; which of course I could not Consent to do.
Saturday Mch. [March] 31.
Went with Mr Loyless to examine his lands on Muckalee Creek near Americus, Attended to usual business during the day
Sunday April 1
Attended Sunday School & afterwards preaching, Dr Cooper gave a fine discourse Visited at Mr Herndon's with children & spent evening, Attended preaching to-night [tonight]. The little child Annie daughter of J.B. Felder died to-day [today], This bereavement is the sadder, it being the third child lost within 18 months
Monday April 2.
Attended to usual business in Bank
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