Wednesday, 26 July, 1865

Intensely warm. Bill’s having the wheat fanned up. Commenced threshing this evening. – – Hardie and Willie went fishing. Zac rode to Mr. Spillers to rehearse his speech to the Col.1 He returned to dinner and got some running cedar and bough to take to the Acquinton Church to decorate for the speechifying and exhibition. Alice and Willie left about 6. – – William Gregory came this evening in a buggy to take Pigeo to the exhibition tomorrow.

  1. This confirms speculation on 8 September last that Col. McLaughlin is living with the Spillers.  (back)

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