Wednesday, 8 March, 1865

To the astonishment of us all, we have a rainy day. Notwithstanding, I had my potato bed fixed and about three bushels potatoes put in and Liv assisted Bill about it. – – Jake White came for twenty bushels oats for his father, @ $40 pr. bushel, paid $800.1 – – Liv arrived from Ju’s this morning. Find by the papers that he has been exchanged and required to report for duty very soon. I think it is really hard that he has been so long confined in prison and now debarred the privilege of recovering at home till his furlough is out. – – Poor fellow. He certainly needs some time for recovering, as his health and spirits are not very good. – – He and Bill cut out the beef today. Sowed three bushels oats today, making 20 bushels.

  1. This is likely the “Jack” White who visited 27 February with Hal. He would have a namesake son who was called Jake as well.  (back)