Monday, 8th January, 1866

The coldest weather I most ever felt. The river froze entirely across last night, although the wind blew hard all night. Zac returned from Mr. Lipscomb’s about 12 this morning, where he spent the night. I did some little to a Va. cloth vest of his today, but it is really so cold, it is as much as we can do to keep ourselves warm. – – Dellah cooks this week. She and Patsy take it alternately.