Monday, 11th March, 1867

It rains all the time, day and night. Incessantly poured down all night. Pigeo employed herself upstairs till about 10 o’clk. teaching and writing a very pretty and appropriate letter, which she brought down for me to read. I did so and approved it very much, and so did Bill. – – I got Bill to ride to Ju’s this evening to see Stuart, who is sick. He was better. I always feel uneasy, whenever he is sick. – – Pigeo assisted me on some work for Bill this afternoon. – – Mollie studies well and recites beautifully, better than any child I’ve ever heard. Pigeo understands the art of teaching her perfectly. – – I am feeling much better today.