On this day my eldest boy is four years old. As yet he shows little beyond the wants of childhood. May he grow up a comfort to us all, if it is the will of God.
I went to town. My wife went in also in the Carriage, and I met her for the sake of going to make a selection of Carpets. This was accomplished. I then went to the Office. Mr. A. H. Everett came in and one or two others. Engaged in accounts. Called at Mr. Brooks’ and then home.
Afternoon upon the hill a short time, but there is little or nothing doing now. Read the remainder of the Pamphlet upon Texas, but it is growing chilly and this with me always cramps work. Evening, a few letters of Lady Montague but I was drowsy and retired to bed soon after nine.