Found the rain coming down heavily this morning and the snow and hail still lying on the ground. Notwithstanding, Mr. Cooke left at light. If it were not for God’s Covenant with man, I should be thinking we were about to have another flood. The sun came out this evening and the stars looked more than lovely tonight. They were something of a rarity. – – Bill went to the C. H. this evening, returned Ju’s paper. Wrote two letters for Tom to carry to the P. O. tomorrow morning, one to Balto. and the other Norfolk respecting oats and tar. He returned to supper. The people are in a great state of excitement on acct. of the late laws about to be passed.