Still very warm and cloudy. Parky starched the clothes this evening. I gave her a dress and a beautiful velvet bonnet and a pair of nice pants for Tom and Buck, and a new hoop skirt. – – I sat in Bill’s room and read a good deal in the old Testament aloud, commencing in Exodus. Bake sewed while I read. The present time reminds me so forcibly of the removing of the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt. – – Nan is in bed nearly all day. – – Martha has all the jobbing to do. – – Washed the windows in dining room and both chambers. Sent Mrs. Lipscomb some butter, molasses and milk. She is sick. Martha carried them. – – Bake and I slept on my bed and Nan on the lounge.