Saturday, 15 July, 1865

Still cool and pleasant. Bill commenced hauling wheat today. Jim turned out two loads coming down the hill. – – Liv started to Richmond this morning. Gave him a memorandum for hoop skirt for Pigeo and cream of tartar. Bake and Pigeo both at work on chemise. I read a good deal in Dr. Cumming’s lectures on the end, aloud while they worked. – – Col. McLaughlin came after dinner to spend the night and to assist Zac in getting his speech ready for the exhibition on the 27th at Acquinton. He rode to the academy yesterday after writing it off.