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 engaged in the store, but I am sorry to say, but little doing. I sent to Galveston for one barrel of fresh oysters, but on the return of the Steamer was disappointed. weather clear & rather cool.