Wednesday, 15 June, 1864

This is the coolest weather I have ever know in June, and dry withall. The corn has changed color a little on account of it. It’s fine for the wheat, sugar cane is looking first rate, also peas, potatoes, &c. Garden in desperation. So many different rumors about the Yankees. Mrs. Lipscomb came to inform us that they had left the White House.1This is the first appearance of a member one of the numerous Lipscomb families in King William. Just which Mrs. Lipscomb this is unclear, we may be able to make a decent guess later. She took dinner with me. Gave her some meal, milk, butter, ac. I sent Frank with her to bring the things back. – – On Bill’s returning home we learned that the Yankees had not all left the White House, and intend making more raids.