Saturday, 21st July, 1866

Fine growing weather. Cut Pigeo’s body and jacket this morning. Zac’s busy writing off and preparing his speech. – – Pigeo’s suffering right much with a cold in the stomach. Made some eggnog for her and think it did her cold some good. – – Cut out two linen chemise for myself this evening. – – Zac fixed up paper over the transom sash in the passage. Patsy cooked dinner and Martha brought it in and waited on the table. I think she is very anxious to get back to her old home. – – Jim and Washington are cutting the lot of oats, but were prevented from finishing them by the rain, tremendous thunder and cloud, and a great deal of rain this evening. I made the skirt of Pigeo’s dress complete.