Sunday, 5 February, 1865

Quite a pretty day. All attended church. Bill rode George and I drove Duroc on that acct. He was so unruly at church I was afraid to call by Ju’s as I intended. All returned to dinner. – – I am right much indisposed, as well as the rest of the family with cold. Bill informed me Ju bought two servants in Richmond last week, a man and woman. – – I expected to meet Bake at Zion today, but am disappointed. – – Cornelia brought me a letter from Zac by Jim King, who is on furlough. They are just from N.C., looking up deserters.1This Jim King is probably the same as James King who appeared on 2 November, 1864. At this point in the war many members of the Home Guard had joined the regular army in the defense of Richmond.

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