Wednesday, 14th November, 1866

The day very likely for rain, atmosphere damp, but it held off. Finished packing my lay potatoes this evening. Tom assisted Patsy and Addison. After packing up the two potato rooms in the pantry closet, I commenced packing away the cut ones under the shelf in the same closet. Addison’s a right good hand packing. We made by far the largest crop we ever made. Have all the smaller sweet potatoes put away now. – – Assisted Pigeo about the flounce of her calico dress. She thinks she had a chill about 12. Had quite a high fever all the evening. – – Went in the garden with Nan and Mollie and helped them to pick ground peas. All Mollie can find are for Sulie and herself. Nan and Rose’s are together.1

  1. A reminder that Caroline, Nan, and Mollie’s ground peas are peanuts.  (back)