Friday, 23 December, 1864

Quite a pretty day, though a little windy. Pigeo rode on horseback to Dr. Lewis’ and took Bettie along with her. Gus Hill accompanied her and returned home from the C.H. on his return there from the Dr’s. – – Logan Turner came to dinner. Brought the material for Bake to make a head dress for Alice. He left about sunset. – – I’ve been busy basting on a piece of Huck Cloth on the bottom of Nannie’s cloak. – – Bake’s stitching a pair of gloves for Hardie. He went up for the mail. Brought a letter from Deucalion Gregory to Pigeo, and also one from Mary Robinson.1 Hardie went to an eggnog at Larkin’s tonight. We sat up till he returned.

  1. Deucalion Gregory, about 17, later Dr. Deucalion Gregory, was the son of Roger and Maria [Ellett] Gregory, thus one of Caroline’s 1st cousins. He would later purchase and live at Woodbury. This Mary Robinson remains unidentified. She may be the same as the Miss Robinson mentioned on 21 August.  (back)