Wednesday, 20 July, 1864

Cloudy with dense fog. The hands have been gabbing all day. Patsy spinning, Martha spun a little in the front Chamber. Parky ironed. – – Dellah and Bettie gabbing. – – Bill sent Washington up to request Ju to send Aunt Becky down in the morning to help about machining wheat, also sent for some meal we are borrowing.1“..meal we are mowing” in the transcript is actually “meal we are borrowing.”

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