To day John is at work on the levee. I am engaged making a bridle. James Roberts, Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] are still here. we all went out to the pidgeon roost and succeeded in killing 42 of them. Hicks ground 12 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain.
*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Burt and Toby are half siblings to her husband (Sam Sharp) as well as to JMH.