Saturday, 9 December, 1865

Rather an inclement morning. Came on to hail and rain about 1 o’clk. Bill rode out and took dinner at Ju’s. Returned to supper. – – Martha finished twisting sewing cotton in the chamber today. – – Nan and I finished a pair of socks a piece for the boys. – – Dandridge came today to kill Patsy’s hog. Loaned him a barrel. – – Hardie and Zac employ themselves reading. I feel like being in bed half of my time, am never well. Too sick to be up and not quite sick enough to be in bed.