Wednesday, 25th July, 1866

The weather is blowing and threatening for rain. Zac rode a mule to get evergreens to decorate the Church for the exhibition tomorrow. When he returned with it, Pigeo accompanied him in the buggy to Acquinton to assist. They returned after dark, dined at Dr. Lewis.’ – – Several of the boys rehearsed their speeches before the Col., and Zac among the rest with all. He was very much pleased and expressed his entire satisfaction. I am very much indisposed all day with severe headache and neuralgia in the face, something I am not subject to. – – Nannie complaining also. – – Commenced planting rutabaga, turnip seeds this evening, Patsy, Susannah, Jim, Washington and Addison.