Monday, 16 January, 1865

Another lovely day. Hardie and I spent the day at Hill’s. They were all pleased to see him. Spent a pleasant day and returned to supper. Lieut. Haw came in about twilight to spend the night. – – Bake finished off some things for the children, with their assistance and that of Dellah, Martha and Bettie. She is an industrious good child and without her I should have to leave much undone. – – I was very much surprised to hear today that the Dr. had raised the terms of his school to $3000 a scholar.1 I do not credit it though in the least.

  1. War-time inflation was playing havoc with the local economy, even among family, friends, and neighbors.  (back)