Monday, 24th September, 1866

This is Nannie’s birthday, 16 years old. Finds her in bed all day with me sick. Fendall and Alice Gregory came early to spend the day. Bill went with the former to the C. H. and returned to dinner. Pigeo kept house today. Alice says she is a nice housekeeper, patsy washed and cooked a very nice dinner. Mr. Cooke sent me a doz. sora this evening by a boy on a horse. The finest I’ve seen. – – Mrs. George Edwards sent a bag for some strawberry runners, sent her a basket full. – – Pigeo sent supper upstairs to George and Bake. Think she will make a good housekeeper after a little experience. Miss George sent Buck for some old linen to dress an ulcer. – – Alice and Fendall left for the river before sunset. Bill brought some letters this evening.