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 went fishing and had fine success, until a large cat fish which I had caught run his fin through my finger which gave me great pain and stoped all my fun. I was compelled to return to Father's. weather clear & very hot.