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.
Still in Crockett and on to day had a settlement with Mrs. C.C. HALL in which which she fell in my debt [$1006.76?] and for which she executed her note which may be discharged [for land?]. I also paid to Mr. WHITLEY the balance due him for 2 yoke of oxen heretofore purchased being 80#. At home Albert did not work in consequence of the cold for the weather to day had greatly changed. The wind from the North with a heavy freeze and ice plenty. No other incident to day.