Friday, 6 January, 1865

A close rainy day. Bake and the boys are invited to a bridal party at Mrs. Lewis’ and have an inclement evening to attend. Bill and Mr. Goulden came about 4 o’clk. and they all decided to go.1 Mr. G. went in the carriage with Bake, and Hardie and Bill rode his horse. – – Hardie hurt his arm again today. His gun kicked him severely while ducking. Washington rowed him, was very near not going. They returned at 4 o’clk., having enjoyed themselves very much. – – Pigeo and Nan and I retired quite early.

  1. Goulden (Gouldin) (Golden) is a family name found at this time in Hanover, Caroline, and King & Queen Counties. But I have found none in King William. This Mr. Goulden remains a mystery.  (back)

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