To day the boys are still at work hoeing & replanting corn in the bottom field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children went down to Mother's [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy in company with Frank Stewart. Charley Hall came out from Crockett to see me & to whom I gave a blanket, he being about to leave for the army. Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 24 bushels of corn. I worked in the garden nearly all day. weather changeable & rather cold for the time of the year.
*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa, and is Mahala's first-born son.