To day the boys are at work in chopping down & removing some forest trees out of the house yard. Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] and Hicks are engaged in making a gate for the horse lot. I am at work on the garden fence & in setting posts. In consequence of the high stage of the water the mill dam gave way & required the labor of all hands nearly the entire evening to repair the break. Sam ground 13 bushels of corn. weather cloudy with hard showers of rain throughout the entire day and rather warm.
*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.