This has been a lovely day. The snow went off rapidly, although it was some five or six inches deep, and the earth could be seen in places before night. Tho’ everything was freezing yesterday. – – Bill rode George to Duval’s Mill to see about grinding wheat and to look at a horse the Dr. has there for sale. Returned about sunset. Will take some wheat down in the morning. Ju will be down to breakfast and get his, I sold him some time ago. Finished Bill’s pants today and went about my dress Bill bought. – – Mr. Cooke came a few minutes after Bill arrived and staid till after eleven. Of course my rule was violated the 2nd night, for we did not retire till 12. – – Willie Walker spent the morning, left ½ past 12.