Thus closes my notes for the month of December and also for the year just passed and gone and now numbered with the things that were. Whether the Almighty will spare me to chronicle the daily events of the incoming year is more than I know but trusting in Him I shall enter upon the pleasing task, which is useful as a reference and may be profitable to those who have an interest in me.
To day John is at work hauling wood. I marked 15 pigs. Sam Sharp rode to Crockett & back on business we did with the army. We all tried to distill some whiskey but dismally failed. Weather variable & rather cold.