Friday 6th [September 1861]
Received a letter from Papa this morning. Says the Governor has given him a commission for Dick. Dick was in the Provisional Army which is to be disbanded shortly.
Mrs Parker and Georgie have gone back to Washington via Nashville.
Made Nanny Belle a rag baby last night. She is more delighted with it than with the finest wax doll. It is the first time that I ever took the time or trouble to devote an hour solely to her amusement.
Will’s piece on ‘Our Flag’ came out in to day’s Enquirer.