Friday, 14th September, 1866

We have beautiful weather. Bake spent most of the day in the room with George reading to him. He is not as well today as yesterday. Bill’s busy putting wheat on the vessel. – – Martha and I cooked breakfast. Patsy’s complaining, but came out and got dinner. Gave Bill $15 this evening to pay the hirelings for pulling fodder, &c. He went to the fodder field and staid. Bake stays in the room with George frequently just to keep him company while he is eating. She is so devoted. I have very little time to sit with him. Patsy and Martha moved a bureau in Bill’s room and fixed some beds, &c. I ran the skirt of my dress that Hardie gave me today.

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