Friday, 31st August, 1866

Fine seasonable weather. Patsy cooked breakfast and Martha dinner. The former got supper and milked. Clarissa pulled fodder for John Lewis. Chicken pie for dinner. Starched some things and Martha ironed them. We are very busy getting Zac ready for Lexington, getting his things all together two pillow cases, clothes bag, his shirts, sock and collars are as far as they are made and ready. Two pair sheets, six towels, nearly ready, and it seems to me that I am forever on my feet and when night comes I am like a floundered horse. Never know how tired I am till I am still. Pigeo’s right busy today sewing on Zac’s shirts. Nan’s in bed most of the day. Right much emaciated and very feeble.