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 I completed the fence worm around the new ground. Sam brought me a pair of negro shoes from Crockett to wear around the place. The little woman commenced to garden at the old place for the benefit of the negroes. Weather fair & pleasant.