Friday, 17 February, 1865

This has been an inclement day, ever since ten o’clk. Bake and Nan, with Martha to walk with them, started to Hardin’s at nine o’clk. Sent for a bottle of brandy by Martha for No. 6.1The Number 6 remedy in Thomsonian medicine was a tincture of myrrh and cayenne. Caroline seems to be short some #6 and is trading brandy for some with her brother-in-law. – – She returned by the C.H. and brought me a letter from Liv dated 10 Feb. I was so much delighted to see it, the first one I’ve received since Oct. He is enjoying good health, and I hope to see him soon, as the prisoners are being exchanged now rapidly, 3000 arrived in Richmond. – – Had a piece of warp beamed for flannel and a dress for myself, prepared Dellah to weave. – – Nan wrote to Zac by Logan and sent him a needle case. He left before dinner and Pigeo and I are left alone. She finished off her soldier’s socks, and I employed most of the day reading. Dellah stitched up a pair of pants for Zac, and then went down and assisted in beaming my cloth. 2If any of our readers are weavers perhaps they will share an explanation of what is happening on the loom.