Monday, 31 July, 1865

A delightfully pleasant morning. Hardie and Zac went out to kill some ducks for Ju, who expects Mrs. Hill’s family to dine with him today. He killed five. I sent them a mess of peas, ⅓ doz. glasses and ⅓ doz. tablespoons up by Tom, who will remain till after dinner. Buck had a chill this morning. – – Gave Bettie tartar. – – Bill finished the wheat this morning. I loaned part of the machine to Camm Garrett. – – The ditchers came to buy more provisions, 3 lbs. meat, ½ doz. herrings and two pecks meal. – – I am in bed pretty much all day. Am feeling very feeble. I have determined to study my Bible more than I have been in the habit of doing. We are admonished therein to search the scriptures because in them we have eternal life and without a diligent search we may be unable to find it. – – Dellah is doing some sewing in her house today in order to attend to Bennie, who is sick. Bill commenced fallowing for wheat today, Frederick, Corbin and Jim. Bake finished off trimming a beautiful mourning dress, second mourning one she had before the war.

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