Monday, 23rd July, 1866

Still warm, but fine growing weather. Zac went to the watermelon patch and gathered the first we have had. We expected Maj. Douglass and kept them in the spring till night, but Bill returned from Court without him. He came in a buggy with some other gentleman and had to return with him to Aylett’s. Martha does some little jobs for me. She is very polite and obliging. – – Finished oats today. Jim, Addison and Dandridge had an encounter in the oat lot this evening. Bill sent to the C. H. for that unruly animal, but Washington couldn’t manage him. – – Martha cooked dinner today.