away the time talking till I forgot how late it was, and Mary Semmes and the captain [her brother-in-law, Spenser Semmes, son frizzing, anyway, though it does become me greatly.
Mary Semmes has told the captain of my enthusiastic admiration for h. Paul Semmes's and had a charming time.
The two Marys (Mary Semmes and Mary Day) both play divinely, and made music for us,ok on at the dancing lesson.
Gen. Elzey, and Capt.
and Mary Semmes seemed greatly amused, and I invited them to come and lo went to the bank, where Mrs. Elzey and the general and Capt. Semmes were sitting on the porch, and we dazzled them with our it might look like a want of respect for him. Garnett, Capt. Semmes, and the Elzeys all advise against it, too, and I agreeday, in spite of Capt. Cooley's threats to stop it, but Capt. Semmes tells me it was hot enough to roast a salamander, and nwtons called afterwards to see Col. Cabel. Capt. and Mary Semmes, Ed Morgan, Will Ficklen, and a number of others, came rou
it only tolerably.
There were not gentlemen enough to go round, and that is always awkward.
Capt. Semmes was not there, either, but Anderson Reese, who is almost as nice, supplied his place.
As Jenthus far, in all our experience, a fresh arrival of Yankees has meant a fresh train of woes.
Capt. Semmes was spending his last evening with us, before leaving Georgia, and the whole family assembledce.
Anyway, the old blunderbuss never opened its mouth in a better cause.
After supper, Capt. Semmes, the last of our war friends, took his leave.
He sets out for New Orleans on Wednesday, but the negroes and common soldiers would drive the rest of us out after him. I went to walk with Mary Semmes in the afternoon, and every lady we met on the street had had some unpleasant adventure.
A nith us. Somebody is always sure to come when I neglect to change my dress in the evening.
Mary Semmes and I took a long walk together before breakfast, and met neither Yankees nor negroes.