Tuesday, 17th July, 1866

The weather intensely hot. Should have gone to Canton this morning, but did not think of telling Zac in time to have the horse brought over. – – Patsy’s still laid up with her toe, so it fell to my lot to have cooking in the stove. John Banks assisted me in Addison’s place, as he is banding oats after Jim, who commenced cutting today. Got Zac to go in the garden and dig a basket potatoes after dinner. I don’t know what I shall do without him when he goes to the Institute. He received his appointment, a State Cadet, Va. Military Institute last week.