Wednesday, 28 June, 1865

Fine morning, so cool and pleasant. Bartlett came from Richmond this morning (brought a letter from Nan), but not to remain at home. I am very sorry to part with him. – – The Lieut. will leave in the morning. Bill will take him over in the buggy to Richmond. From there he will take a steamer to New York. Put up lunch for them tonight, had a chicken boiled. – – I am sorry to see Bill so much indisposed. Has been complaining several days, though he and Zac have been at plough. – – All sat up quite late tonight. I put up 9 lbs. butter for Bill to take over in the morning. – – Bake and Pigeo went in the parlor and played some after. The boys retired. – – I feel quite sad myself at the idea of parting with the Lieut. He has become like one of the family and to all appearance is such a good young man, and has become so much attached to every member of the family.