Saturday, 3rd February, 1866

Cold and disagreeable. Zac has a fire in the basement and is writing and studying pretty much all day. Hardie has one in the front parlor and he is writing letters. Gave Horace his gun to go out shooting. Bill walked to the C. H. Gave him five dollars to subscribe to the Ball to take place at the C. H. on the 14th of this month. Didn’t oppose him much, but would greatly prefer his not doing so. He returned to dinner, fine wild duck roasted. Hardie joined Horace and returned after we had dined. They killed nothing.