Basil H. Molineaux Diaries

May 23rd - 26th, 1865 diary transcription

Tuesday 23rd May 1865
I was up bright & Early
this morning Bathed all over
and went to Market. but
returned without buying a
cents worth perfectly disgusted
with Extortionate prices
Eggs 200 pr dozen chicks 300 pa
Berries 75 & 1.00 pr qt milk 30eh [each?]
Had a call frm [from] Henry Keener
and Frank Mills & Self returned
the same this evening Besides
walking around considerable
Generals Private Hd qns [headquarters] moved
today to corner of Conception &
St. Anthony Streets

24th Wed
This has been a beautiful day
I rced [received] two letters of March to
day From Home & Chicago. On
22nd mth [month] I rced one letter from
Father Mother & Bro G.H.L.
I am not very well today
Harry Huddleston is Back & called

Transcription by Social Studies Students at Rock Island High School


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