Monday, 26 June, 1865

A very pleasant day, showery and a delightful breeze. The boys ploughed some today. Hardie white-washed some palings. Zac went about it on Saturday and while he and Bill are ploughing, Hardie went out fishing for cats. Came in to dinner. – – (I made a donation today of a valuable piece of property, hope a proper valuation will be placed upon it, which I have no doubt will be, and be appreciated ad valorem.) – – Hardie, Bake and the Lieut. rode to Ju’s this evening. The former to have an operation performed on his jaw, but the Dr. was not at home. They all returned to supper. – – Had potato onions taken up this evening by Martha. She is my main dependence.