Monday, 4th February, 1867

We decided this morning that Bill should take Nannie’s trunk to Richmond in the wagon and she go over in the stage after he returns from Richmond. He went to Enfield this morning before breakfast and returned with Mr. Cooke’s wagon, he was kind enough to lend him. It is a much lighter one than ours and the roads are so very heavy. He returned to breakfast and engaged Jim to assist him in getting out some corn after he came from Mill. Loaned him our boat to carry his corn over to have ground. He brought a couple of bags of meal for us, sent there before Xmas. Gave him some dinner as soon as Tom brought it in and he left. Bill rode to Ju’s, dined there. Hardie has been about my little wagon today. I have felt so sad today at the idea of a separation from my darling little Nannie. I shall miss her so much. She has always been so constantly with me. But for her good, I will try and bear it the best I can. She will leave for “Piedmont Female Academy” in a few days. Then I shall be parted from my youngest boy and youngest girl. – – Hardie expects to leave also in a few days. Then Pigeo and I will be so lonely. Bill, I imagine, will be in the field most of the time. Little Mollie will be the only thing to break the monotony. Nan has been busy all day arranging her clothes and packing her trunk. Pigeo and I are assisting her and I feel so sad. I took a nap at twilight and she and I sat up quite late after the rest, Bill, Pigeo and Hardie, retired. Wrote to Bake this morning.