To day the boys are again working the public road. Burt [Roberta Halyard Downes nee Hall] went home & Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] went with her. Hicks ground 30 bushels of corn & 5 bushels of wheat. At night a gang of soldiers broke into the mill and stold therefrom about 350 lbs of flour. Weather cloudy and cold.
*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.