To day John is engaged hauling wood. I finished repairing my saddle. James Roberts, Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] all left for Mother's [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Hicks ground 27 bushels of corn. At night Capt. McCown & 2 other soldiers stopped with me. Weather clear and pleasant.
*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma, and is Nellie's mother-in-law.