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 $800.1This is likely the “Jack” White who visited 27 February with Hal. He would have a namesake son who was called Jake as well. – – 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.