Saturday, 24th March, 1866

A rainy afternoon and night. We have a pretty day. – – Hardie sent 39 shad by Humphrey to the W.O. to John Cobb to deliver to another man. He engaged them yesterday. – – I went in the garden and planted a square of corn, two rows of broom corn, made Addison drop it. He is a right good boy as far as he is capable, when he doesn’t forget everything, and gives me a great deal less trouble than Martha. She is all the time in sulks. – – Bill rode to the W. O. Collected $7.25 for shad, returned to supper. Hardie caught 8 shad, Bill with him. Zac gave out meal to servants. Whole number of shad caught 74.