Quite cold today. Notwithstanding, the children wished to go to Acquinton, and though Washington was complaining of being sick, thought he would be able to drive the carriage and accordingly got it ready and they started, Bill along with them, but had not gone over half an hour before Washington was back with the horses to hitch the mules to the wagon. George had broken the singletree to the carriage.1 They went though in the wagon and got there before the conclusion of the sermon. They returned to dinner about 4 o’clk, Brumley Martin with them. They all left in the wagon at dark for the night meeting at the C. H. I fixed up a basket of things and sent Mrs. Hill by them to be transferred to her wagon at the C. H., a few oysters in the shell, a pad of butter, loaf bread, ginger cakes, jumbles, ½ doz. big apples and a radish for Hal as large as a child’s head. – – Dear old lady. I know she will enjoy what I’ve sent her. She appreciates anything of the kind so much. Jim hauled 7 loads of corn today. Little Mollie is becoming so useful to me and I love the child so much.