Wednesday, 4th April, 1866

A lovely day. Instead of Dellah’s coming out to get breakfast this morning, the whole family, Corbin and all made a general slave porridge last night. – – Patsy went to work in the garden after breakfast preparing a square for ground snaps, and Nan and I planted them, four rows snaps and 14 of ground peas. – – Miss Mildred Garlick wrote me a note and sent a $1 for a bushel potatoes. Mr. Spiller came in his buggy for 3 pecks, paid. Liv and Hardie went out last night and caught fifty-three shad, making 224 in all. – – Zac sat in my chamber till quite late filling a sheet of foolscap to Bake, who likes so much to receive long letters.