Wednesday, 31 August, 1864

The weather delightfully pleasant. Bill rode to Mr. Norment’s and returned, and I fixed up a snack for him to go to W. Point, getting up conscripts and deserters. – – Finished putting in my linsy and got it ready for weaving. Pigeo’s very much indisposed. Sent by the children to Mr. Brett Lipscomb for a bottle of his medicine for her to take, as she found great benefit from taking some while she was staying with Liv.1 – – She rode Shakespeare to Ju’s this evening. Sent Mag some loaf bread and Ju some sweet potatoes by Tom. They are very fine. Parky ironed today. – – The hands are weeding over the turnips of mornings while the dew is on.

  1. Sterling Brett Lipscomb, born 1823, married Angeline Ellett, a cousin of Caroline. Liv appears to be the same Liv Lipscomb who appeared 18 August. This entry suggests Liv belongs with the family of Brett Lipscomb. But the 1860 US Census does not list a household member with a given name that matches to “Liv.” More information needed to identify this Liv.  (back)