Sunday, 18 December, 1864

Rather an inclement morning. Col. and Jimmie left about ½ past ten. Pigeo, Nan and myself attended Zion. Came by Ju’s home to dinner. Met with Will there, who promised to come down this evening. Ju came with him about 4 o’clk. and sat until ten or eleven. – – Received a note from Mr. Slaughter in regard to his servant Braxton, who wishes to take a wife at Woodbury. Frederick escorted him in to ask for Dellah. I proposed that he should wait till the war was over, but he was so thunder struck after a little while I gave my consent. I merely did it to try him.1

  1. One would like to think Caroline was testing Braxton’s resolve towards marriage. If so, he passed her test.  (back)