Tuesday, 12 December, 1865

A close, rainy day pretty much. The boys hardly knew what to do with themselves. I am very much indisposed all day. Hardie’s complaining also from the same cause. – – Bill tried on his pants. They fit very nicely. I’ve been trying to cut out a suit for Zac all day, but felt too badly. – – I wish I felt well and adequate to the task which is before me. I should not despond, I would not complain.