Friday 9 September, 1864

Parky, Buck and Phillip are sick.1 – – The colonel made a proposition to me this morning respecting school. I told him I would consider about it. The morning was too unlikely for the children to go to school, but about 10 o’clk.2 I had Shakespeare saddled for Nan to ride, as she was so much afraid of losing her place in her classes. – – The Col. left at eleven. Jimmie remains with Zac. I think Zac had a chill today. Bill brought the mail, no letter.

  1. Phillip joins our list of Littlepage slaves.  (back)
  2. The word “likely” has changed usage since Caroline’s day. It had nothing to do with probability, more “like-able” or “unlike-able.”  (back)