The weather oppressively hot. George Lipscomb came this morning to thin corn. Addison thinning also. Bill made some alterations in the cultivator and thinks it does good work now. – – Bettie cooked breakfast his morning. Has been sick about two-thirds of her time since she came here. Was taken sick 15th May. Came in and cleaned up and laid the beds out and got dinner. I cooked supper, and after an early supper, sent _?_ a loaf of bread and a basket of snaps for_?_ & he returned before dark with a note. Mr. Henley sent a pig this evening by his little sons.