Thus closes my notes for the month of December and also for the year just passed and gone and now numbered with the things that were. Whether the Almighty will spare me to chronicle the daily events of the incoming year is more than I know but trusting in Him I shall enter upon the pleasing task, which is useful as a reference and may be profitable to those who have an interest in me.
To day the little woman received from Crockett by negro boy Dick a deed of gift from her mother for negro woman Rachael. Still at work in the clearing. weather pleasant & clear with the wind rather fresh from the North.