Friday, 28th December, 1866

A cold, windy, blustering day. Bill and Hardie went up to Mr. Slaughter’s sale soon after breakfast and remained till dark, i.e., Bill went, Hardie left with Mag and Stuart about eleven o’clk. – – Nan commenced about making herself a velvet bonnet. Think she has a very good idea of it. I just begin to get over the trouble and fatigue of the last several days. Dellah came to take leave of me this morning.