Friday, 15th March, 1867

Quite a pretty day. To my very agreeable surprise, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Bates, Roland & little Nora called to spend the morning.1 – – They enjoyed ground peas very much. They left about 10 o’clk. Loaned her a peck of fine salt. – – Messrs. Norment and Cooke came up soon after they left. Informed me that a vessel would be round on Monday to receive corn. I was just coming out of the kitchen where I had been to have a pot of soup put on by Tom. Clouded up before 12 and Mr. Norment remarked that he thought it _?_ a few hours.

  1. Nora is Roland’s little sister, Nora Moore Lewis, born 1858. So she is about 9.  (back)