Everything arranged. Bill started at 3 o’clk. Came on to rain a few minutes after they started. Hope it will not give Bill a chill, poor fellow! “Its swim little duck or die now’ as the saying is. Articles sent, doz. eggs, 16 lbs. butter, 4 bunches asparagus, a bushel sweet potatoes to Liv, a bag of ground peas to Rose, a box for Nannie to be sent to Piedmont, and $140 to the order of Mr. J.W.G.1 – – Jim came this morning, but its too wet to go out to work. Put he and John to shelling seed corn till the shower is over. – – – Bill took letters to have mailed to Rich. to Bake, Emily, Nannie, Zac, Liv, and Mary. I walked to the barn when they went to shell corn. Jim left about 8. John finished shelling the corn and brought a load of wood, and after dinner I sent him to graze the cattle and to let the horses graze while they were eating. The rain continued through the day. Had the parlor carpet taken and repaired by Bettie.
- J. W. Goss is the headmaster of Piedmont Female Academy. (back)