All were wondering last night who would be the one to wake at two o’clk. and I waked in two or three minutes of the time. Went up and awoke the boys. They had run the buggy out in the river.1 I had some nice coffee made for them before they started and gave Bake a good dose of quinine. – – Had a dense fog to go through, something we have not had for weeks. Bill attended the election. – – Settled Hill’s account of $18 for horses and calves grazing. – – Carried the money to take in Enos’ note, but it was not presented.2 – – Had a fine lamb killed this morning. – – I am feeling much better today. Made green tomato catsup yesterday, and I believe it almost cured me. – – Borrowed 20 lbs. flour of Mag this morning. – – Sold 2 ½ lbs. wool to a free woman @ $.50 pr. lb. – – Repaired an undershirt for Hardie. – – The hands are pulling the fodder off the sugar cane.
- Running the carriage into the river prior to taking it to Richmond is probably to make the wood swell enough to tighten the joints. (back)
- The 1860 US Census shows the W. B. Enos family living in King William. He is a merchant and likely the holder in the Littlepage note. Ten years earlier William B. Enos is listed in Gloucester living with Thomas B. Taliaferro, also a merchant. In 1870 and 1880 he and his family are living in Richmond. One source states he was born in France. (back)