Thursday, 16th May, 1867

A lovely day. Bettie’s sick so I was up and in the dining room early and had breakfast ready ½ past 5 o’clk., and while we were at snack 10 o’clk., Mag walked in dining room very unexpectedly and spent the day with Stuart. The children all had their own way, and when Mag left, Lucie returned with her to spend several days. – – I commenced answering Zac’s letter, but had to put it up before finishing it. Was writing in the dining room when Mag came to get away from the noise of Carrie, who is just as bad as she can be.