Tuesday, 23rd October, 1866

A considerable quantity of rain fell last night. – – Nan and I remained alone. She pretended to be afraid, but I soon talked her out of it. I was in the dining room before light, and while there Bill came. Did not receive the money for the sheep. The gentleman will send it to him on Wednesday by Mr. Gary. Collected through the constable $40 of Jack Braxton for corn sold him for cash last summer. – – Paid a little acct. to Mrs. Davis for weaving, which should have been paid long ago, but I could never see the parties. Paid $2 for mail and some other little things. Bill saw Capt. Bramble yesterday, who is down the river taking in grain. Fixed up the bed bolster and two pillows, a couple bags flour, was so harried on acct. of the Capt. that I forgot the two hams of bacon and some other little things. – – Nan and I, with Addison waiting to put the house to rights and have a little cleaning up. Had the carriage and buggy harness put in hampers and carried upstairs. Washington pulls it too much to pieces in the carriage house. Addison had a chill today. – – Hauled corn again today and feeding hogs, very high fan in it.