Friday, 12 August, 1864

Still hot and dry. Bill went to Headquarters in King and Queen to report. Rode George, contrary to my wishes, Duroc having been too badly used to ride. Returned about 12 or 1, I believe. Gave him a gentle rebuke. – – Finished my bonnet this evening. – – Pigeo and Zac rode to the schoolhouse to hear the children spell. Met with good many others there, invited to take supper at the Tavern. Returned sometime after dark. Nan walked as they rode. Frank brought her things. – – Had some tomatoes stewed today. – – Sent 25 watermelons to the C.H. by Washington to sell, proceeds $30. He returned before dinner.