Monday, 16 October, 1865

Fine morning for work. Commenced sowing wheat today. Put in eighteen bushels. – – Having some potatoes put away in the pantry by Martha. Margaret, a free woman, came to get work. I employed her for Bake sewing, at her own price. She said just give her anything I pleased and as she was without a home, I took her in for a while. – – She ran up and hemmed the skirt of Bake’s Swiss dress and did some other little things. Clarasy brought a circular from Hollins Institute.1Clarasz? Click here to see Caroline’s rendering. This may be Clarissa, Jim’s wife, who may have picked up the mail for the Littlepages I prefer it to Piedmont.

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