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 we are still rolling logs in the new ground. In consequence of a runaway scrape with the oxen, we lost all the afternoon. We succeeded however in catching Spot when I sawed his horns off. Weather clear & pleasant.