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 I am still in Liberty. I attended a pick nick given by Capt. Harrison, which turned out to be a brilliant affair, and everything pass[ed] off to the general satisfaction of all concerned. Weather clear and pleasant.