Saturday, 13 August, 1864

Still dry and hot. Had my chamber washed and scalded, parlors cleaned, &c. We are expecting Mary. She and Mr. Hanes and Rose arrived sometime after dinner.1 Had early supper for them. – – Received a letter from Evelyn McLellan earnestly desiring me to let her have two pieces bacon with the barrel corn I promised to lend her.2 – – Bill started to Richmond this morning to take over Yankee prisoners. Rode a mule.

  1. It now looks like the Rose who Caroline sent a quarter on 1 July was her sister, not little Rose Hanes.  (back)
  2. Evelyn remain unidentified. There is a Mary E. McLelland listed in the 1860 US Census in King & Queen. But no one close to that name in KW in either the census or tax rolls. Handwritten Capital letters L & S were often written almost interchangeably. The transcriber preferred McSellan. It does not seem to be McClellan. If you want to help, click on the “Evelyn McLellan” in the post. This images is from the next time Evelyn’s name appears.  (back)