I arose quite early. – – Aunt Patsy came over soon after breakfast to go with Ma to Jerusalem to hear Mr. Burnet. Pa intended going but his cold was so bad he declined. They dined with Mrs. Tebbs. They carried a snack with them intending to spend the evening with Mrs. Lewis, as they heard she was sick. – – Georgia came over for Aunt Patsy this evening. They didn’t get back home before dark. – – Pa is quite sick tonight; has a high fever. – – I took down the curtains out of the chambers downstairs and fixed them for the rooms up here, got Mr. Rouse to make the rods.
I arose as usual. – – Mr. Trible left about eleven, he and Pa could come to no definite conclusion before Friday. – – Ma & myself hung up the portraits in the parlor this evening. – – Pa went up to the Ct. House to an oyster supper, returned home about eleven. Uncle Washington came over and spent an hour or two this evening.
I arose quite early, bound the ruffles for my sleeve in the morning. – – Mr. Trible came while we were at dinner and spent the night with us. He thinks he will buy Mt. Hope, or at least is very anxious to do so. – – I received a long letter from Sister this evening (& one from Lilie also). She said they would certainly be down next Friday and that “we all” & the Squire would be down Saturday week.
I arose as usual. – – The workmen have not been here today. Aunt Rose, Mary & Cousin Fes came early this morning and spent the day with us. Aunt Rose brought a dress for me to fit on Mollie, but I was too busy. She and Ma rode to Walkerton this evening. They didn’t return till dark, but Aunt Rose wouldn’t consent to stay all night. She went home about nine o’clk. Bil accompanied them. – – Pa went down to the Star to get an oyster supper, but was disappointed. He returned home about 10 o’clk.
I spent the day by myself again today. Ma & the children have attended church every Sabbath since we moved. Ma came by Mt. Hope and brought the portraits down, we were at dinner when they came, thinking it was so late that they had dined with some of the members. Mr. Thompkins was brought before the church for misconduct, but he repented so sincerely that they concluded to retain him. Mr. Luckhard withdrew. – – I spent quite a lonely evening, have been rather inclined to sadness.
I am alone! There is no breast
Doth pant in unison with mine.
I arose quite early. – – Brother went out ducking again before breakfast, but didn’t have any luck, he & Mag left this evening. – – Mr. Wyatt sent Pa ten hogs. Ma had the fat &c dried up this evening. – – I am still busy sewing on my blue dress. I put on two flounces this evening.
I was not in time for breakfast this morning. – – Brother went out ducking again by day, but it was so windy he had no luck. – – Mag & myself have been quite busy sewing on my blue dress today, and Baker quite as busy making Charles’ pants. – – Brother rode up to Oak Dale to see how everything was getting along this evening. He brought us down the mail with him. – – Mr. E. Wyatt came to sell Pa some pork. – – The Star did not get up as usual yesterday evening.
I arose rather later than usual. – – Brother went out ducking by day and didn’t return ‘till after breakfast. He only killed one duck and went again after dinner and killed another. Bil killed two this morning and couldn’t get the boat in time to go after them, so he lost them. He took a long cry about them. – – The Star did not come up as usual this evening. – – I cut out my blue mousdelaine dress this morning. Mag made the skirt and has been helping me about the flounces. Ma cut out Uncle Billy’s coat and made Clary make it for her. – – Mag and brother have concluded to spend the night again tonight.
I arose as usual, put the curtains up in the other chamber and did various other things. Ma has been quite sick all day. Brother & Mag came down directly after dinner, brought Herbert & Louisa and spent the night. Brother went out ducking just before sunset and killed three of the finest ducks I ever saw at one shoot. – – Pa came very near being killed this evening in the same way Mr. James Cobb did. He has been suffering with a dreadful headache ever since. – – I wrote a long letter to Sister tonight after everyone had retired. Ma came up and sat with me an hour or more.
I arose as usual, commenced hemming the ruffles for my night gowns. It is the first stitch I have sewed for myself since we moved. In the evening I made the rosettes for the curtains. – – Eusebia & William Dandridge spent the afternoon with us. – – Mr. James Cobb came very near being killed this evening. Was struck on the top of his head by a heavy piece of timber falling from the roof while he was standing down on the ground. – – We received three letters from Sister this evening, should have received two of them last mail, but they were miscarried. She wrote that Tave & Jim would certainly come down with her Friday week, and perhaps Judie Brown, and that the “Squire” would be down Christmas. – – Pa spent the day at Mt. Hope and the Ct. House, returned home about nine, after we had finished supper. I went down and had something for him.