Saturday, 26 November, 1864

Another very pretty day. Fendall and Bill were hunting partridges and looking for ducks most all the time till dinner was ready. Had a nice little pig for dinner. Patsy cooked, came out and got breakfast. – – Dellah finished the double cloth for the boys’ drawers and commenced the striped for the women’s dresses. Bettie filled up the quills. – – Fendall and Alice left about 4 o’clk. Bake accompanied them on Shakespeare as far as Ju’s. Sent Tom through to come back with her. Sent cakes to Stuart. Gave Alice some for Baylor, and Bake sent Cousin Betsy some, knowing how fond she is of ginger cakes.1 – – We retired earlier than usual tonight. – – Put away cabbage this evening.

  1. Baylor was Owen Baylor Hill, Jr., about 4. Betsey was Elizabeth Southerland [Littlepage] Gregory, almost 70, mother of Fendall the Lawyer, and wife of Dr. Fendall Gregory, of Piping Tree.  (back)