Sunday, January 24, 2016
To day I am very busy loading the steamer Sunflower. I drove up town to meet the cars and mail some letters. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] went up with me. I had a full settlement with Capt. Chandler in relation to his Consignments. The steamer Sunflower then left for Galveston. Hicks and Albert went out with the little woman and got me some Mulberry trees to set out in the house yard for shade trees. Weather clear and cold with a hard frost at night.