Friday, 11 August, 1865

A beautiful morning. Walked upstairs to see Bill at four o’clk. and though I thought him much better, he requested me to send for Ju. I did so, but received a note by Tom saying he would be unable to come before eleven o’clk., so I thought it best to commence quinine about eight and gave him a spoonful of salts a few minutes after. – – A vessel came up the river and anchored before the house and played a good many tunes. Rose and Mary came about that time. Mary spent the day. Rose remained all night. – – Ju arrived before dinner to see Bill, did not think much the matter with him. Prescribed a blue mass pill. Remained till after dinner.