Friday, 28th October, 1864

A lovely day. I find much difficulty in dying black this fall. Cut out dress for Dellah, Martha, Bettie and Mary of the cloth Dellah has been weaving. – – Nan and Rose went to school prepared to spend the night and tomorrow at the tavern to return the little girls visit. – – Dellah sized a piece of coarse cloth this evening. – – Patsy broke the black wool for some double cloth for the boys, to be filled one end of the piece of cloth sized. – – Larkin came this morning to enquire what time Mrs. Warren Lipscomb became a member of Zion church.1

  1. Martha (Davis) Lipscomb, about 23, lived close by with her husband and two small children. Her husband was then Private Lipscomb, Company D, 53 Virginia Infantry which had many members from King William County.  (back)