A very pleasant day. We necessarily make it late commencing about machining. Hired Corbin this morning. Frederick is sick, gave him tartar emetic. – – Hardie had a chill before dinner. Thinks he had a slight one yesterday. Zac returned from Mount Hope about 12, where he went yesterday evening. Heard at the C. H. France has declared war against the United States. – – Bill went to the C. H. to court after dinner. Hardie and Zac attended to the machine. Gave him $25 in green backs. – – I made an underskirt for Bake. After dinner, Pigeo, Martha and I peeled some pears to dry.