Sunday, 21 May, 1865

Quite a pretty day. Lieut. Arledge, Hardie, Bill, Liv, Eubank and Miss Bake to housekeep, remained at home. Pigeo, Nan, Zac and I attended church. Came by Ju’s, took dinner and spent the evening at Martha Ann Littlepage’s.1 Came up a tremendous cloud and kept us all night, very unexpectedly. Enjoyed some cherries very much and spent a pleasant time. All were so very cordial and devoted in their attentions to us. – – I think we had the most terrific thunder and lightning this evening I ever listened to.

  1. This may be the first time Caroline has spent a night away from Woodbury since this Journal began almost a year ago. If any of our readers wish to confirm this it would be appreciated.  (back)