To day I am very busy writing in the office of the war tax Collector. The Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston and my friend Frank Hitchcock came up on her. He left on her in the evening for Galveston. Sam* Sharp with the boys are busy in the Ware house braking out freight. At night I had a party of gentlemen who called upon me & we spent a pleasant time at a game of euchre. I weighed some cotton for E.A. Boothe in the morning. weather changeable & hot. Ther. 95°.
*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.