[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date]
Friday, January 2nd- A bright, not very cold day. Maria Meade came over in the morning and we read "Corrine". Then Cousin John came and a little later cousin Lucy, Evelyn Page and the children. In the evening I went to Linden and stayed to tea. Cousin Mary and William going to Georgia on Monday week. What a pleasant prospect for them, dismal for me who stay behind. No news of our people or the Yankees.