Wednesday, 18 October, 1865

The weather rather cooler today. The driver left with his establishment about 7 o’clk. – – Hal spent the day again today. Her Grandma sent for her this evening, but it came on to rain and she gave out going till morning. We all sat in the parlor till quite late. – – Nannie has taken a good deal of quinine today and I think she missed her chill, but the quinine affected her a good deal, so much so that I had to get up and go in the other room and lay by her to compose her. Left Hal, Pigeo and Hardie in my room, and Bake and the Lieut. in the parlor. All hands, except Hardie, & Hal, went to sleep. I slept very little last night and Pigeo’s exerting herself entirely too much for her strength. – – Sent Martha to Mag for eggs. She sent me 4 doz. and four, and I got three doz. from Jim, in addition to those I have will be sufficient for my purposes. Cut out a pair of pants for Zac. Margaret will make them, course one, and is finishing off a pair for Bill, been on hand some time. Bill only sowed 13 bushels today.