Wednesday [11 September 1861]
Got a letter from Will this morning. The most satisfactory one I ever received from him. Says he has a faint hope of the Receivership. There are two other applicants from here, Mr. Rowe and Mr. Chew.
Last night I got one of Mrs Temple’s servants to come over and stay with me. I was afraid to be here by myself till one o’clock, when Cousin John comes in.