To day I am engaged in writing up this journal. Father [Joshua James Hall], Mother [Mahala* Lee Sharp Hall nee Roberts and Mrs. Bird all came up to the house to see Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and the little Major [James Hall Sharp] who are doing very well. Father & Mrs. Bird left early. Mother remained until late in the evening and then went home. Roberta [Hall] is still here. weather clear and rather cool.
*Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is her mother-in-law, and is also the step-mother as well as mother-in-law of JMH.