Sunday, 5 November, 1865

Quite a pretty day. Hardie went to Zion. I am in bed all day. – – I bear Bake’s leaving so much better than I thought I would, that I am astonished at myself. – – Hardie returned to dinner to our great surprise. Zac in the buggy and Thomas in the tumbrel arrived from Richmond after supper. They all spent the first night at the Grove and the next day went on to Richmond, and arrived at the Ballard House @ 3 o’clk.1 Zac then took the buggy and horse and went out to Oakland with Thomas and tumbrel. Remained there till this morning till eleven o’clk. Lieut. Arledge and Bake had rode out to spend the morning with Mary. He left them there. – – Liv attended to the sale of my hams. Sold @ $.28 per pound. Purchased a sausage mill for me @ $5.00. Too much price though and entirely too large for a small family. Purchased a sack of salt for $4. – – Received a letter from Tom and one from the Lieut. and Bake. Also 10 lbs. sugar @ ½ pr. pound, cocoa nut $.15. – – Zac bought a sack of salt for W. M. Turner. one of his mules very lame when he got home. – – I fixed up medicine for Hardie and myself tonight. We are suffering from the same cause. Bill had a mutton butchered this morning.

  1. For a photo of the Ballard House taken about six months earlier, click here.  (back)