A beautiful morning. Hardie and Pigeo rode up to Ju’s on horseback. After they returned, Hardie and I rode to Hill’s and spent the day. I rode Fannie and Hardie, Shakespeare. Found Mag in bed. Festus returned from prison at Point Lookout a few days ago. After spending a pleasant day, we returned to supper. Found William Gregory there when we returned, who spent the night.1 – – Bill returned from Richmond this evening. Sold my butter for $.30 pr. pound. Got 12 lbs. sugar, two milk cans and a tin bucket. – – Mary sent me a bushel very superior flour. Dear child, I hope the Lord will prosper her in everything in this world. She deserves it, and bestow upon her immortal joys hereafter is my prayer.
- This is likely the William Gregory, son of Roger Gregory and Maria Ellett of Elsing Green. He would have been about 34. (back)