Sunday [25 August 1861]
Papa, Mama and the children left yesterday for Albermarle.
I got a note from them last night. They were at the Junction, had failed to make the connection.
While amusing the children with a hand car Papa had wrenched his lame leg in some way and made it very painful. He could not bear his weight on it. Mama said if it got worse by the morning they would return.
Aunt Mary, Nanny and I were very busy yesterday packing Mama’s china and glass, silver and house linen & & ready to be moved where ever it may be wanted.
Wish I knew where or when we are going.