Thursday, October 8, 2015
To day the steamer Mary Hill arrived from Galveston and took on board at the warehouse 45 b/c [bales of cotton] and then droped down the river to finish loading with wood. I made all my arrangements to leave for Galveston in the morning and am to meet the steamer Mary Hill at Walnut bluff for that purpose. My son James attained the 3rd Anniversary of his birth day. Weather variable and a little cool. At night a few wild geese flew over southward, being the first of the season.