Thursday, 15 December, 1864

Quite a pretty day, the weather somewhat moderated. Cornelia Hill and Newland came about eleven.1 Bill and Hardie had gone out ducking, were out all day. Got in just as they were starting home. Only killed two ducks. – – Bake is rather more lively today. Hope she will be well enough to attend the “Tableau” at Dr. Lewis’ tomorrow evening. I know they will all be very much disappointed if Nan, herself and Hardie are not there. Made my alpaca skirt today. – – Had a mound of turnips put in the pantry by Addison and Scott. – – Had my last souse boiled today.

  1. Newland is likely Newland J. Powell, about 17, who lived nearby with his parents Elijah L. and Amanda [Robins] Powell. The Powells appear frequently in the journal.  (back)

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