To day I was compelled to work at the warehouse storing hides. The raft formed above the railroad bridge so great as to entirely shut up all navigation of the [Trinity] river. The little woman [Margaret* Hall Stewart nee Sharp] spent the evening at Mrs. Beale's [Elizabeth* Lemaire Beale nee Waring] and Lucy* [Lucy Stiles nee Beale] came home with her & spent the night. Roberta* [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] is still improving in health. Weather clear and cold with a light frost at night.
*This Mrs. Beale is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Margaret, Lucy, and Roberta are my 2nd great-grand-aunts.