Sunday, 5 February, 1865

Quite a pretty day. All attended church. Bill rode George and I drove Duroc on that acct. He was so unruly at church I was afraid to call by Ju’s as I intended. All returned to dinner. – – I am right much indisposed, as well as the rest of the family with cold. Bill informed me Ju bought two servants in Richmond last week, a man and woman. – – I expected to meet Bake at Zion today, but am disappointed. – – Cornelia brought me a letter from Zac by Jim King, who is on furlough. They are just from N.C., looking up deserters.1

  1. This Jim King is probably the same as James King who appeared on 2 November, 1864. At this point in the war many members of the Home Guard had joined the regular army in the defense of Richmond.  (back)