Thursday, 29th March, 1866

Quite a pretty day, bit cold. – – Patsy washed the parlor and dining room before dinner and had them dry rubbed by Addison, and Nan and I attended to the rest, and I then locked the door to avoid having so many rooms to clean. – – Randolph sent for me to see him, seems to be suffering very much. I came to the house and sent him some pickle and stewed peaches. He sent back for ginger. – – The boys caught ten shad last night, making 108 in all. – – It is impossible that I can do any work to speak of, I have so much jobbing to do. Hardie commenced hanging his new seine. – – Nan marks it off for him. – – Jim returned about nine o’clk. with the boat and no oars.