To day the boys are at work hauling wood. Hicks assisted me in the mill. we ground 13 bushels of wheat & 6 bushels of corn. Mother [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day. Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] is at work making a pair of shoes for himself. Weather clear & pleasant but at night cold with a considerable frost.
*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 eldest son.