To day I went up town to attend the election of a Brig. Genl. & there voted for T.J. Chambers. Business dull. The Steamer Ruthven left for Galveston. Alex* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still at my house. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is better. The Boys finished the well house. Capt. Scruggs' Co. received some 10 or 15 recruits at the ware house. weather clear & very cold.
*This Alex is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.