To day I went down to Mother's [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and had a settlement with her. I find that I advanced her upon 5 D/C the sum of $112.50 and upon our final settlement she fell in my debt $20.10. I gave to Father [Joshua James Hall] a power of attorney to manage and control my boy Albert. in the evening I returned home & found Charley Hall there. weather clear & pleasant.
*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.