Tuesday, 2 January, 1866

Another miserable dismal day. We can scarcely tell morning from evening. A mix of rain and hail occasionally all day, and set in in good earnest about night. Hardie arrived from Danville just before dark, having enjoyed himself very much during his fortnight’s stay. He is very much improved, in health. Came by Garland’s. Brought me a letter from Mary and one to Nan requesting her to attend to Rose’s grammar lessons, as she had promised to do in a letter by Liv to her. Mary sent $25 by Hardie to buy a cow. Hardie brought 2 oz. cotton oil, cost $36, and 4 oz. Taraxacum $1. – – Garland sent me a nice apple.