Author: Hawkins, S.H. (Samuel Hugh), 1835-1905
Samuel Hugh Hawkins Diary, January - July 1877
Pages 23 - 28
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Tuesday April 24.
Left home early for Dooly Co. Crossed Flint river looked at certain lands, purchased by Bank from Mrs Lewis stopped a while with Mr Joiner then went to CC Clark; where I spent the night
Wednesday April 25.
Left Clark's early went to AG. Morgan's thence to pleasant's & Bar G. Morgans & thence back to AGM's where I dined, attended to certain business with him for Bank & left at 3. p.m. Stopped a short time at Drayton thence returned across river, stopped at our farm looking over it with Mr Brown went home & spent night with him
Thursday April 26.
Mr B & I went to river & fished large number of set hooks caught only three fish soon there after I left for home, reaching there at 1 pm I dined & thence went up town to Bank, At 25 minutes to 4 pm attended at Methodist Church & heard memorial address by Dr Hinkle. He acquitted himself very creditably
Friday April 27.
Attended to usual business in Bank. At 8 o'clock pm some dozen merchants & business men met & organized a protective association, by which they hope to keep informed of the Circumstances of their Customers.
Saturday April 28.
An acceptable [added text: & timely] rain fell this a.m. Quite a liberal demand for money to-day [today]
Sunday April 29.
Rain fell during night & continued to 9 a.m. Sunday school thinly attended Dr C. preached at usual hour morning & evening
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Monday April 30.
Attended to usual business in Bank, Held meeting of finance Com [Committee] of church this evening
Tuesday May. 1.
Attended to ordinary business in Bank. It being sale day there were a goodly number of people in town, Quite Cool [deleted text: though] [added text: but] no frost, though the Almanac speaks of frost as probable. Miss Babe Matthews & a Mr Fletcher were married to-day [today]. Mrs H & children attended.
Wednesday May 2.
Attended in Bank to ordinary duties
Thursday May 3.
Mr S.M Garrah Capt [Captain] Felder & I go early to Capt [Captain] F's farm to try Bell Cultivator It proves a success in plowing both sides of Young Cotton at [added text: same] [deleted text: a] time
Attended to business in Bank in evening & prayer meeting at night.
Mrs WD Haynes who was taken extremely ill last Sunday & had not been rational since, died at 8 o'clock this evening. This dispensation of Providence is terribly afflicting to the family; but they have the profound sympathy of the public
Friday May 4.
Went to W.W. Barlow's place to witness a test of Avery & Bell's Cultivators, Attended to usual business afterwards Rain Commenced falling at 12 o'clock & continued during the evening & until 9.o'c [o'clock] p.m. The funeral of Mrs H. sch [scheduled] for this evening was postponed until 9 am to-morrow [tomorrow].
Saturday May 5.
Attended to business in Bank until near
Page: 25 [view image]9, a.m. thence went to Mr Haynes residence & from thence to the cemetary [cemetery], where Dr Cooper officiated in appropriate funeral services
A convention of the citizens of this militia District was held in Court House to-day [today] to elect delegates to Co. [County] Convention to be held here in 19th inst. [instant] the duty of which is to elect 12 delegates to a senatorial convention to be held here at later period. As I was informed after the meeting adjorned [adjourned], the following delegates were elected. viz [vis-à-vis] J.A. Ansley. JW Jordan Jr JL Adderton U.S. Lockett & myself.
Sunday May 6.
Attended Sunday school, the school voted unanimously in favor of going to Macon on Friday 11th inst [instant] with the Sunday school excursion pic nic [picnic] train, Dr Cooper preached a good sermon, This being the day for it we had communion, At night a blind man preached for us.
Monday May 7.
Attended to ordinary duties in Bank. At 5 p.m. attended a meeting of merchants, after tea went to call on Dr. Cooper, He being absent returning I called & spent an hour with Mr Hancock.
Tuesday May 8.
Agricultural society met in C.H. [Court House] at 10. o'c. [o'clock] a.m. W.A. Wilson V.P. [Vice President] presided. Cobb President not being present. Mr Wilson & JH Black read essays on rotation of Crops, The meeting was interesting.
Wednesday May 9.
Attended to ordinary duties of office. Received notice that Supreme Court of the U.S. had decided Case Stewart vs Root et al in favor of Stewart. The people here much gratified at this result
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Thursday May 10.
Attended to ordinary duties in Bank Preperations [Preparations] are making for Sunday school excursion to Macon to-morrow [tomorrow]
Friday May 11.
Went to Depot at 5 1/2 am in Company with Sallie Matthews Freddie Brooks Cora & Frank Herndon Maggie Swan Willie Hawkins & others to Macon bound The 7 coaches leaving here & 3 from Smithville were all crowded to utmost capacity. I remained at home being the only one in charge of the Bank, Attended funeral of Capt [Captain] Pursley's babe at 4 pm. Dr Cooper preached funeral, At 8 o'clock the time appointed for the arrival of the excursion train I was at depot, but the train was delayed & did not arrive until 11. pm
Saturday May 12.
Attended to usual duties in Bank. Genl [General] Cook in favor & Jno [John] R Worrill against Constitutional Convention. spoke to-day [today]
Sunday May 13.
Attended Sunday School & preaching, P.M. Mrs H. I & the children went to Mr Herndon's Mrs Herndon had an infant daughter born in 10th inst. [instant] Attended preaching at night
Monday May 14.
Attended to usual duties in Bank. A Chappell wife & three children came in & spent night with us.
Tuesday May 15.
Attended to usual business of Bank. At 2 O'Clock pm the Conservators of the Americus Fair association met to organize temporarily, which was done by electing me president AC Bell Secty. [Secretary] A.J Buchanan Treas. [Treasurer]
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Wednesday May 16.
Having rec'd [received] an invitation to attend Barbecue at Saddler's mill in Lee Co. I left at 7 o'clock in Company with Jno [John] W. Jordan Jr & Mr McCleskey & reached the store at 1020 [10:20], found quite a large number in attendance It proved a most pleasant occasion & was exceedingly Creditable to the neighborhood, In evening we returned by T.M. Furlow place & reached home at 8 p.m.
[deleted text: Thursday] [added text: Thursday] May 17.
Had meeting of Directors to consider request of GM Stokes for more aid, Attended to usual business in Bank
Friday May 18.
Attended to ordinary business in Bank
Saturday May 19.
Attended to business in Bank until 10. a.m. & then met in Court House Delegates from the various militia Dists [Districts] in the Co. [County] to appoint [deleted text: ed to m] Delegates (twelve in number) to meet Dist [District] Convention here on 26th to nominate Candidates to Constitutional Convention, The meeting elected 12 delegates & recommended the nomination of Dr G F Cooper T.M. Furlow & Jos [Joseph] B. Scott.
Sunday May 20.
Attended Sunday school & heard BF Tharp preach, Attended & heard Dr Tharp preach at night
Monday May 21.
Attended to usual business in Bank
Tuesday May 22.
Attended to business in Bank Purchased 2 berkshire pigs of Cozart of E. Tenn [Tennessee]
Wednesday May 23.
Attended to business in Bank until 11 am & then left with Sallie Matthews Freddie Brooks Jno [John] W. Jordan Jr Samuel Heys for Thomasville Fair to be held to-morrow [tomorrow]. Reached Thomasville at 6 pm, After tea visited Library association where have been accumulated some 1600 vols. [volumes] small museum. is attached, We stopped at Mitchell House
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Thursday May 24.
After breakfast went to Fair Ground. met Mr Joe Thomas & family. Dr Douglas & family. Mr Norris & family. Mr JB Buchanan & family formerly of this place, Met Capt [Captain] Davis President of the The Fair Mr McLendon the Secty. [Secretary] Col [Colonel] McIntyre Judge Alexander Judge [unclear text: Howell] Col [Colonel] Wright Judge Hopkins son-in-law of Col [Colonel] Jas [James] Seward Judge RH Hardaway, H.H. Sanford nurseryman, L.L. Varnudoe many other citizens of Thomasville, Welch. Tom Willingham Capt [Captain] Weston & others of Albany. The exhibition of Flowers was most beautiful that of vegetables & fruits far beyond my expectation cabbage weighing from 20 to 25 lbs [pounds] turnips from 10 to 12 lbs [pounds], beets 6 to 8 lbs [pounds] full grown squashes cucumbers & onions of large size ripe apples plums figs & cherries were among the articles put in exhibition, All went away apparently well pleased.
Friday May 25.
Left Thomasville early for home, intending to take breakfast at Camilla, but our crowd being large but few could get breakfast, so that most of us improvised a breakfast on crackers & sardines from a store. Arrived at Americus at noon, Spent evening in Bank, Attended ladies festival at Furlow's Lawn at night, Mr Jordan & I having brought with us from Thomasville Fair, a large number of fine vegetables of various kinds, we put them on exhibition to-night [tonight]. Large numbers were attracted to see them.
Saturday May 26.
Attended to business in Bank Nothing of interest transpired.
Sunday May 27.
Attended Sunday School. preaching by Dr Coopir [Cooper]. [sic] & Conference afterwards.
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