Wednesday, 17 August, 1864

Bill made a start to Richmond, but on finding Mr. Walters had left with the prisoners, he declined going. Tac’s still making preparations for his departure. Had scalding and changing rooms in the two upstairs chambers today. Gave Bill Bake’s room and vice versa. The girls will occupy his room till cold weather, and I am in hopes to have the chimney run before that time and they will occupy it permanently. It suits much better. – – A little showery today. Pigeo went on horseback with the children to see Ju.