Tuesday, August 2, 1864

Commenced threshing oats today. Beck came down about the oats.1 Will return to Ju’s in the morning. He will send another in her place. All the house gang, except Parky, Tom, Frank and Buck are about the machine.2 Pigeo and I are quite lonely. Sent Frank for the mail. Only received a letter, no paper. Bake writes very cheerfully. – – Nan stayed at Ju’s tonight.

  1. Beck is “Aunt” Becky, Caroline’s “servant” has been lent to her son Dr. Ju at Oak Dale. She will be there a while.  (back)
  2. “Soecse” gang in the transcript is actually house gang.  (back)