Thursday 30 March, 1865

A delightful rainy day, as mild and balmy as May. We were troubled right much last night on hearing that the gun boats were landing Yankees at the W. House again. Sent Martha and Addison to Ju’s for a few potatoes and some salad. Received a note from Ju more cheering. – – The rain has come down in torrents today. The freshet was too great to bring the cows across the meadow. Cleared up and had a beautiful sunset and twilight. Bill and I sat in the front porch and enjoyed it very much. He wound a ball of cotton to hang the seine with. – – Clouded up and suddenly had a tremendous rain.