To day the boys are at work in the bottom fields. I sent Mother [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] five bushels of potatoes and loaned her 24 lbs of cotton. Hicks ground 10 bushels of wheat. Weather cloudy and cold, with occasional showers of rain, and a hard rain throughout the night.
*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.