Friday, 10 November, 1865

I am up rather earlier this morning and feeling better than I have a right to expect. The boys went about cutting out pork before breakfast, and as soon as I could afterwards, went to the kitchen and had the lard sausage meat &c taken care of by Patsy and Martha, souse cleaned &c, Clarissa attended to the chittlings. Had all done and came in to dinner. Bill, Zac and Hardie knocked about at something else. He was so much taken with my sausage mill, he ground it up in a few minutes with very little trouble. After coming in and taking some hot coffee, I laid down a while and felt much better. – – Pigeo and Zac rode to Dr. Lewis to spend the evening. Sent Mrs. Lewis a basket of fresh meat sausage, &c.