Friday, 16th March, 1866

Another fine day. Had a delightful shower about ten. Bill had just started to ride to the White Oak and was in the whole of it. After a fine rain, it cleared up and we had a beautiful evening. I went in the garden and sowed my tomato seed Mag gave me. Hardie took Addison and put the seine out and only caught one ailwife. – – Addison fills Martha’s place very well. He is so much better disposed than she is. – – Patsy ironed in the kitchen before she got dinner. – – I repaired several shirts and starched them this evening. Had corn stalks brought by Addison and Patsy for my potato bed. – – My peas are up beautifully, the entire square. – – Hardie and Zac went out floating about dusk. Caught ten shad and came in and took supper. Had some strong coffee and fresh fish for them. – – They went out again and only caught two more, making 30 in all. – – Sent Ju the money I borrowed yesterday $3.20, but I had to send a $5 note. Couldn’t make the change and so he kept the note. Bill returned to late dinner.

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