Wednesday, 21 June, 1865

Another rainy day, i.e., alternate showers. Bill rode Shakespeare away this morning, and Zac and Liv went to the mill fishing. Horace came down fishing this morning. – – After dinner Pigeo and I rode to see Mag. Ju was not at home. I wished to see him to have some talk. We returned by old Mrs. Lipscomb’s. I walked to see her garden and corn. She is such an industrious old lady. – – Found Hardie here on my return. He deferred his trip to Danville, therefore, returned from Richmond sooner than expected him. Attended the marriage of Dr. Washington and Miss Roy on Tuesday evening. He and his sister were first groom’s, main bridesmaid.1 – – Brought a letter from Nan to Bake. He visited Mary. All were well there.

  1. This would be Dr. Henry William McRae Washington, 30, and Euphan (Fanny) Roy, 23. He was a native of Fauquier County. She, though born in Fredericksburg, grew up in Mathews County where they would reside. Fanny’s older sister Susan married Thomas Henry Carter of Pampatike. It is likely the wedding was held there.  (back)