Thursday, 9th August, 1866

No rain last night as I expected and quite a high wind today and withall very dry. Terrible on the corn, it must be cut short a great deal. Tom returned from Rich. and brought a letter to Pigeo from Mary. I’ve been expecting a letter from Bake for some time. I think Mary might have written me a line. I should have written to her, if I had known of anything of Tom’s intention of returning, if he had given me timely warning before startling to Rich. Hands are hauling wheat today. I believe 8 additional to our force. Bill walked downstairs today and late this evening he walked to the barn. Washington brought a wagon load of husks to the brick porch door after making his last load of wheat.