To day the boys are at work in the bottom chopping fire wood. Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I are engaged trying to ferret out the persons who broke into & robbed the mill last night but without any success. Hicks ground 21 bushels of corn and 3 bushels of wheat. At night four soldiers made another attack upon the mill to rob it again but we detected them in the act not being successful at the mill they rode over to Mr. Leaverton's and robbed Mr. Mitchell's negro man of a sack weighing about 160 lbs so much for the soldiers of the Confederacy. Weather changeable and rather cool.
*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.