Saturday, 29th September, 1866

This has been a close rainy day. All pretty much confined themselves to my room and Stuart was the life of it all. He is an interesting child. – – George is much better today, taking quinine. – – I am feeling much better also, hope to be well enough to leave my bed tomorrow. I awoke sometime before day this morning and went down and attended to some little of Pigeo’s housekeeping operations. Took Addison with me, fearing she would not be up in time. – – Patsy had breakfast rather earlier than usual as Clarissa was out to milk. Has been sick for the last several days. – – Martha has been sick, or trying to be for a week. – – Sent Mr. Camm Garrett a quarter of lamb this morning by Washington on a mule. Lucie Roy sent Nannie some nice apples. – – Patsy cooked dinner and Clarissa waited on the table. We looked for Ju today, but the rain has prevented him I imagine. It has rained incessantly all day. – – Pigeo, Bell and Nan went upstairs after dinner and undressed and went to bed and pretended to be sick, but Bell was really sick and thought she was going to have the cholera. Nan came down for medicine for her twice or three times. Pigeo and Bell, Mag and Stuart slept in the room over the back chamber. Bake confines herself almost exclusively with George. He is not able to leave his room.