A colde day. Partly cloudy. The ice did not melt but very little to day. Ben & Jim sawed up the weeping willow. Today the weather is so bad that they cant do much. Ben made some foot stools. Walker Haris [(Col)?coloured man] brought the chairs that he had to put bottoms in and a basket good but rough. Henry went to school. Franklin was croupy last night. I think he is better though. I had a letter from Carrie today. They are all a bout but not well.