To day I am busy in the conscript office. The steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a heavy freight and the boys are busy storing it away in the ware house. Sam* & Nellie* left in the buggy on a visit to West Liberty. Charley Lund went off to a fish fry, leaving me all alone in the office to transact all kinds of business. My pet babe Fawn is still improving. weather clear & hot. Ther: 93°.
*This Sam & Nellie are 2nd great-grandparents to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . Nellie's mother (referred to as Mrs. Beale in this Journal) lived in West Liberty.