Sunday, 12 March, 1865

Pretty day overhead, but the roads too bad to venture to Zion. Sent the basket by Bartlett. He returned with it while we were at dinner.1The basket certainly contained the Emblems, the bread and wine used for communion at Zion, as we noted 24 July. We all spent the day at home till after dinner. Bill attended a night meeting at Canton. Had one addition (little H. B. Lipscomb).2This is likely Hunter Lipscomb, son of Sterling Brett Lipscomb and wife Angelina Ellett who lived at Mt. Hope, the old Lewis Littlepage homeplace. He would have been about 13. Bill returned about 12, I believe. Heard the Rangers had all been captured. The wind blew a perfect hurricane all night. That, with thoughts on poor Zac’s fate, kept me awake the rest of the night. – – Pigeo’s complaining still with cold and fever. Has slept with me the last two nights, and Bake and Nan upstairs. – – Gave Iverson some medicine tonight. He is suffering with cold and fever. – – The servants had quite a considerable company today. I assisted them a little in accommodating them.