Friday, 23 June, 1865

Another fine morning. The servants are weeding the sweet potatoes. Bartlett Jr. came to me for a pass to go to Richmond this evening. I gave him one to return on Tuesday. He is a good servant. Hope he will not change his mind when he gets there and forget to come back. – – I starched a dress for Nan (Swiss muslin). Want to send it to her by Bartlett. Also did up a body for Bake and some little things for Pigeo. – – Parky ironed today. She spends more than ½ her time washing and ironing. Before the boys returned, we took two days and a fortnight and now we employ 6 or 7 days. – – Bartlett started this evening. Wrote to Nan and sent her a Swiss dress. Pigeo wrote to her also.