Quite a pretty day. Nan remained today. The rest of us attended Zion. Bill rode to the C.H. and returned to dinner. – – Beck came in to see me. She is on a visit from Ju’s. – – Sent Washington to “Dunnsville” to carry Zac some things.1 Sent a piece of shoat, a part of his birth cake I made and should have sent it sooner. – – Some grape puffs, a little bucket of butter, potatoes, biscuit, &c, &c. Also sent his boots with &c. – – Washington returned after I had gone to bed. I got up to read his letter. He sent me a nice bucket of apples, some chestnuts and a fine apple. Nan sent him a beautiful bouquet. We were so much pleased to hear from him. I was afraid he had been ordered to Richmond without coming by home. He could be at home in a day or two.
- Today Dunnsville is an unincorporated community in Essex County south of Tappahannock on Highway 17. During the Civil War it was the home of Camp Byron, the home of Company F of the 9th Cavalry, C.S.A. (back)