Thursday, 11 August, 1864

Still hot and dry. Finished about the oats this morning. I rode to the barn after Nan’s horse came back, and up to the quarters to see Uncle Oby.1 I was too weak to walk.- – After breakfast Bill took a snack and looked up deserters on Duroc. Returned about ten. Says he has to go to Millers tomorrow. – – I am making a woven straw bonnet for myself. – – I rally slowly. Tom stands almost at one thing. 2

  1. This seems to confirm that Uncle Oby lives at Woodbury. The 1872 Woodbury plat shows “cabins” past the barn upriver from the house.  (back)
  2. “stands almost at one thing” is a phrase Rose Littlepage used in her diary years before to describe her sister Helen May’s condition, death’s door.  (back)

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