Sunday, 29 October, 1865

A fine day, and I have anxiously waited to hear from home. Not feeling well enough to attend Church when the carriage came, it passed on. Sent my wrapping out for one of them. They returned for me and I went in the carriage home to dinner and tried to feel well enough to sit up, but not without a very great struggle. Found Nan in bed, who had a chill this morning. Bill and Zac were left to keep house. The latter I found suffering very much with neuralgia from riding late last night. His eyes very much affected, but he deserves it for not coming for me early in the evening as I requested him (“obedience is better than sacrifice”).1 – – On reaching home, found that Frederick had returned for his family. Carried all except Parky and two youngest children, who will remain a few days longer.

  1. “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22, KJV  (back)