A very inclement day. Tremendous rain last night and a great overflowing of the swamps. Bill arrived just after dark from Cohoke. We had finished supper. After getting his, we all soon retired and about ½ past eleven Mary and Liv came. I was the longest time arousing any of us. We were so much delighted to see them that all except Bill dressed and went down and had supper for them, and then Mary and Nan, with Little Carrie Lewis (the sweetest baby I ever beheld) retired in the back chamber.1 I would not allow them to talk, knowing that Mary would suffer for it tomorrow, so we all went to sleep as soon as we could.
- Caroline Lewis (Carrie) Hanes was born 24 October, 1865. (back)