Friday, 15th February, 1867

I arose as usual, quite early. Called the boys on rising, they per _?_ the vessel Hardie intends going to Baltimore, so he soon made ready. I fixed him up loaf bread, butter, a shoulder of bacon, vegetables, chickens &c, and Bill took him down the river in the boat to ascertain whether he was on his way. Was informed they would leave tomorrow, so they both returned to dinner. I cooked in the dining room. After dinner they walked to the Mill to see the Captain again. I’ve tried to have Bake’s box put up, but it seems to be a thing impossible. Gave Nan another molasses stew today, as I gave Hardie hers.