Monday, 25 December, 1865

This is a lovely day. Had an eggnog in the old Xmas bowl this morning. – – The boys attended Court. Nan and Rose spent the day mostly out rambling about. The weather is so mild and gentle. They all returned quite early in the evening with an invitation for Nan to go to Dr. Lewis’ party. She was soon ready and off for the night. Zac drove Fannie to the buggy, and Liv rode a mule. After they left, Bill and I discovered something was burning and went upstairs and found Zac had carelessly thrown candle snuff on the bed and set it on fire. Burnt through to the feathers.