Monday, 22nd January, 1866

A very good day, weather moderate. Corbin and Randall plough today and Jim hauled wood. I made a bleached bodice for a flannel skirt. – – Nan gets through her studies in good time, and spends the evenings at some kind of work. She has an excellent idea of drawings. – – Martha took up the carpet and cleaned the back parlor. The boys returned before dark, and Zac from school about the same time. Bill settled with Larkin today. Had to pay him two dollars for the cows getting in his field, quite illiberal in him I think. – – Learned but little about Meredith’s suit today.

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