To day I am busy working on the war tax rolls. The steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with but little freight. Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] is engaged in the ware house. The boys are at work on the fence. at night I was compelled to turn out on patrol duty. weather cloudy and a very hard rain throughout the night.
*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.