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.
We commenced planting cotton. Today I let John Williams have the use of the mill for the balance of the month, he being at all expense for running of it, for one half of what is made. weather clear but rather cool.