To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, bringing but little freight. James McDonald* left for home. The hands are getting along very well with shingling my new house. at night I had to turn out as a patrol and while out a severe norther came out with a torrent of rain. after the rain subsided there was a severe frost at night & very cold.
*Nephew of Mahala. He was killed in Arkansas during the war between the states.