Saturday, 21 October, 1865

Quite a pretty day again. Hardie and Zac, with my instructions, cut out the beef. – – Patsy and Martha salted it away. Sent a piece to Mrs. Camm and Larkin Garrett, and a piece to Mrs. Lipscomb, by Tom. – – Zac spent the night at the Grove in order to make an early start in the morning for Mr. Carraway, the Episcopal Minister.1 – – Hardie and the Lieut. walked out, the latter took dinner at Ju’s. Hardie returned to dinner. – – Pigeo finished her muslin dress and Nan made the sleeves of hers. – – I discharged Margaret this morning, not having anything for her to do and could not afford to hire her for nothing, but promised to employ her when I had work. Bake is at work on her black silk dress, industrious child.

  1. This is likely Rev. Mr. George S. Carroway, rector of Immanuel Episcopal Church in Old Church, Hanover County. It is likely there was no resident Episcopal minister in King William County.  (back)