To day the steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston bringing up but little freight. I am engaged in making out accounts. But little done in the way of business. Alexandrien* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], who had been staying at my house, left for her Mother's [Elizabeth* Lemaire Beall nee Waring]. Capt. James A. Scruggs & Company arrived from Polk County and quartered at the ware house. The boys are still in the woods getting posts. weather changeable & warm with drizzling rain, and at night a very hard rain.
*This Alexandrien is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Her Mother, Elizabeth, is a 3rd great-grandma.