We have had several hard frosts. I took up my maurandias to keep in the pit & have planted hyacinths in pots for early spring blooming. William went to Marietta twice to-day. Mr. Burgess was here to dinner-- B. C. Bailey called to talk with William, but he being absent he discussed local politics with me. This evening James P. Walton came to spend the night, and take some cooper apples & grapes up to be sent to Ephraim tomorrow by his mother who is going to see him.