Saturday, 30 December, 1865

Found the ground covered in snow this morning, which soon turned to rain and we had a disagreeable day. Zac wrote to Pigeo and enclosed his letter in mine. Bill’s busy about something at the barn. Liv returned about 4 o’clk. Took dinner at Mt. Hope. Will go to Richmond tomorrow if the day will permit. – – I did some little repairs to a black muslin dress and sold it to Dellah for $3 this evening. Corbin pays for it out of his next year’s wages. – – Patsy cooked dinner today. – – I made a bargain with Dandridge today. Rented him a house and garden for $25. Am to give $23 for Patsy the ensuing year and one day in every week, also will allow her to cook every other week. – – Will give the same for Martha and allow her a day in every week. Will give them a dress a piece this winter.