Saturday, 30 July, 1864

Had the rutabaga seed planted first thing this morning. Frederick ploughed the ground with George. – – Had the dining room nicely cleaned by Bettie and moved the safe’s table, &c.1 – – Gave the servants holiday. Dellah ironed some dresses for Pigeo and myself. – – Bill and Zac returned from the Point at 12 p.m. Brought some nice crabs. – – Pigeo finished off a beautiful Swiss body.

  1. What was moved was probably a “pie safe,” although other food items were often stored in them.  (back)

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