Wednesday, 19 October, 1864

We have beautiful weather now. Bill’s quite busy sowing wheat, put in some 35 bushels white wheat, I believe. – – I walked up to see Uncle Oby and spent an hour in Patsy’s house. Came by where Martha’s grabbling for potatoes.1 I looked at the servants’ boys. They have five of the most beautiful boys I wish to see. – – Sent Dellah and Bettie after walnut leaves. – – Had a fine shoat killed this morning.

  1. Caroline definitely wrote grabbing. The “for” is faint in the journal. Today we would probably say grubbing for potatoes.  (back)

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