Tuesday, 18 July, 1865

A very fine day. Bill had rutabagas planted this morning. Went on by the patch as he went to the C. H. to the election. The Yankee’s are expected there today to control the election. Uncle Bartlett went up to see them after they finished the turnips, but was disappointed of not seeing them. – – I gave Bill $20 in silver when he went to the C. H. to pay for labor. – – I made blackberry wine today. Martha squeezed them. Hardie and the chaps gathered them yesterday. Zac went to the schoolhouse to see about his speech. Hardie walked to the C. H. and returned to dinner. Did not vote. Bill kept in polls.