Saturday, 7 October, 1865

The driest weather I ever knew. I assisted Nannie about her tartan dress this morning in some little alterations, and set my black on the body. Nan finished her scarlet muslin. – – Jimmie came to breakfast and rode with Bill to the Mill to make out a bill of work, disappointed him yesterday. They returned to dinner. We did not make a positive bargain about the Mill. A Mr. Salding came on Railroad business.1 Took dinner.

  1. A manuscript at the Library of Virginia suggests that Caroline’s late husband Lewis owned 6 shares of the Richmond and York River Railroad. Mr. Salding remains unidentified.  (back)