To day I am very busy at work at the warehouse. We shipped 146 B/C* by an extra train of the T&N.O.R.R. for Houston. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove up town and purchased divers and sundry toys to be distributed to the children to night by way of presents from St. Nicholas put into their respective stockings. Weather variable and cool.
Image of Thomas Nast's St. Nicholas from
Harper's Weekly, December 1865
*bales of cotton