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 the steamer Lone Star passed up the river bound for Hall's bluff with a good load on board, T.W. Reed and several others of my acquaintance being on board homeward bound. The river is falling. weather clear and pleasant.