To day Sam* Sharp went to Crockett for the purpose of hiring a negro boy but returned home without doing so. Mother [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] sent Louisa up to assist the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in preparing and putting up her sausages as I have now got the entire control and possession of my mill I contemplate jotting down her earnings and out lay for the current year it is agreed however between Sam Sharp & I that he shall act as the miller I attending only during his absence. Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still sick but improving. I ground ten bushels of corn. weather cloudy & rather warm on my pork with a shower of rain at night.
*This Sam and his wife, Nellie, are 2nd great-grandparents to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is Sam's Mother.