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 negro boy Dick went to Crockett for Sam SHARP who came out in the evening. Bill split 132 rails. The two mules run off. Weather cloudy with a strong North wind blowing which made it very cold by night.