Quite a pretty morning, but we had a cloud with rain, thunder and lightning before dinner. Hardie rode Shakespeare to the C. H. Returned about 12 and said Ju told him the Col. and his two sons were to spend the day here. Willie Boykin informed him. They came after we had finished dinner. The rain kept them in the woods about 2 hours, they said. They remained all night. Had fine music. – – The boys ploughed this morning.