Friday, 7 April, 1865

Fine growing weather. The Lieut. left after breakfast. I wrote a letter to each of the boys, Liv, Hardie and Zac by him. He promised to deliver them if possible. Expects to start for the Army in a day or two. O that my dear children may be preserved alive. I only desire that they may live long enough to become the adopted children of their Father in Heaven. That is my chief prayer, and that come what may I am resigned. – – Bill left when the Lieut. did, went down the County on business. Came back in the night. – – Pigeo attended to Martha’s canning, 41 shad, this evening. – – Martha hoed a piece of a square to sow onion seed and long snaps. – – I have a square of early peas and _?_ up.