[from the diary of Dr. Brodie Strachan Herndon]
9th Little Mary takes iron & Quinine
being rather delicate. the pony rides
do her a deal of good. Mother & I
take tea at Sister Ann's. She is
rather poorly. Betty very cheerful &
very pleasant. Sister Mary quite smart.
Nannie Corbin is projecting a trip to
Richmond--thinks she can accomplish
it--very patriotic household.
Bro John walke[d] & we have a
chat on front Porch. Our servants
keep true so far. Mother sells
strawberries to the Yankees for
37 1/2 & 25 cts per quart. has made
$10 or more out of the patch.
Little Kitty a great salesman--but
an attack of measles has stopped her
for the present. am reading for
morning devotion Bishop [Thomas] Wilsons
Sacra Privata--a delightful Book