To day Billy Stewart and I drove down to Mothers [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and remained for dinner. I purchased from him negro woman America & her child Claudine for which I paid him ten bales of cotton. The creek is still very high. The levee is still in great danger and Hicks was compelled to run the mill and ground 15 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and very cold.
*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.