Friday, 18th May, 1866

The rainy weather continues. Patsy and Clarissa did something in the way of replanting corn. – – Messrs. Cooke and Norment rode here yesterday or day before rather. – – Cut off a beautiful black silk belt for Nan to make. I’ve been darning socks several days. Am perfectly devoted to it. Jim and Washington started to Richmond this morning. Jim had a $20 note change. Gave him 5 and Washington $10. – – Bill complains right much of indisposition. – – I enjoyed the sturgeon Ju sent down by Zac very much, 13 lbs a 5pr.1

  1. “13 lbs a 5 pr.” might simply mean Ju sent 5 pieces of sturgeon that totaled 13 pounds. But I am not sure. Click on the phrase and share your thoughts.  (back)