Monday 5th [August 1861]
Papa and Will came up from Richmond on Saturday. The latter went down some days before to see about the Prizes! There has been great misunderstanding about it. W is employed now with Mr. Lyons on the part of the officers and crew.
A black woman came here a few days ago to apply for the place of cook and gave her name as Henrietta Furgerson. The same woman who ran away with Nanny and myself in New York when N was a baby.
Will is going down to Raleigh to make a visit to Judge Badger. From the preparations he is making he must intend to spend eight or ten months at least. Never saw such a Miss Nancy.
Oh me! Wish I was more amiable and more charitable.