Monday, 12 September, 1864

Quite cool today. Zac took quinine and stopped his chills. – – I am busy about so many things I do nothing.1Perhaps Caroline would be pleased to learn things haven’t changed all that much. Cut off the silk of an alpaca dress for Pigeo. – – Nan’s suffering very much from toothache. Rose went to school without her. Frank carried her basket. She staid at the Tavern tonight without my leave. – – Bill went to Mr. Brown to see about the roller for the cane mill.2Probably Mr. Archie Brown who we met on 8 July. Returned and got ready in a few minutes to go to Richmond. Had some oats measured and carried 14 bushels and 15 bushels corn. I fixed up three jars butter. I suppose 89 lbs 4, 3, & 2 gallons. – – Bartlett drove the wagon. – – Gave Bill coupons amounting to $574 to collect. – – I was uneasy about Rose and sent Scott and Addison to Ju’s to know whether she staid there. Parky and Buck are better. Phillip had a chill. – – Stuart’s been as bad as he could well be today. I had to tie him, but withall, the sweetest and most sensible little fellow I ever saw. – – Bill has a beautiful night for travelling. Cool and as light as day. – – I am sorry I did not know of his intention of going sooner, so that I could have sent some things to Bake and have written by him.