Tuesday [10 September 1861]
Dick is here. Came Saturday. He talks of being married about the middle of October. He is a Major of Virginia Volunteers and wants to be married before he is ordered away.
Will went down to Richmond this morning. The Sequestration Act, lately passed by our Congress, provides for a board of three to ajudicate claims brought before it and also for a Receiver in each Judicial District. He has gone to apply for one or the other office. God grant he may be successful. I do not see how we can live unless he gets some office.