Saturday, 31 December, 1864

Commenced snowing early this morning and snowed till dinner. Ju rode up home to return tomorrow for Mag and the children, who have been over since Sunday. Gave him some cold turkey and pig to carry with him, but he soon returned. Said everything was too quiet there to remain and will stay here till morning. The girls and young men left before dinner and Bake with them, to meet us at Church tomorrow, if nothing prevents my going. – – I’ve been busy in the dining room arranging my things in the safes and other places. – – Sold Sarah ½ gallon molasses for eleven dollars today. – – They all enjoyed themselves dancing till time to go. Bought an ox yoke of Uncle Billy Segar. Gave him $20 for it on Thursday.