Wednesday, 27 July, 1864

Very pleasant again today. – – Mr. Hanes and Bake started about 7, Bartlett having gone on ahead with her baggage in a tumbrel with the things for Mary. – – I feel sad at parting with her. I shall miss her society so much. She is a dear affectionate child and one who tries very hard to do what is right. When she does wrong, so readily repents and acknowledges her faults. I trust the Lord will continue to guide her through the uneven course of time and receive her to himself at last and rewards her as she deserves. – – Bartlett got back abut 5. _?_riages $ 2 ½. Drove two mules.1 – – Planted a square of white turnips in the garden.

  1. “_____iages $ 2 ½” remains unidentified. This seems the price of something, bought or sold. If you want to give it a try, I have put two images in Dropbox. Click on them, take a look and let me know what you see. Image #1, “Bartlett got back about 5.” and Image #2, _?_ 2 ½.  (back)