heard such hideous noises as they madebut I suppose it was only proper that the reign of pandemonium should be celebrated with diabolical sounds.
Our negroes all went to the mongrel barbecue, so Mett and I had most of the housework to do, and were tired out when the day was over.
July 7, Friday
The rebel cue came off yesterday, in spite of Capt. Cooley's threats to stop it, but Capt. Semmes tells me it was hot enough to roast a salamander, and nobody enjoyed it very much.
The Toombs girls spent the morning with us. John Ficklen dropped in and we kept tolerably cool in our large, airy parlor, but I have been too ailing and languid all the week to take much interest in anything.
After dinner I arranged my hair in a new style and crawled out to the dancing circle.
The Elzeys called after tea, but I could not interest myself even in them.
I am really ill-so weak that I can scarcely talk, and with all my fondness for company, it taxes my powers to entertain the visitors
he Civil War was child's play.
The Toombs girls invited us to meet Mr. Van Houten, a blicted by religious people.
They arraigned Mrs. Gabe Toombs's Chloe for keeping company with a Yankee
Gen. Wild went up there to-day and turned Mrs. Toombs out in the most brutal manner.
He only aller they had been packed, and even unrolling Mrs. Toombs's nightgowns to see if anything contraband n's trunk and a basket of fine peaches that Mrs. Toombs had gathered for Cora, to come to our househat in his house were stored at this moment Mrs. Toombs's family portraits and a good part of her s between political opponents, as father and Gen. Toombs have nearly always been.
Cora, who was at Mrs. Toombs's with a number of other friends while all this was going on, says that his manner was o provision for him. This seems to distress Mrs. Toombs more than her own situation.
Dr. Lane promhad just established himself comfortably in Mrs. Toombs's house, where he announced his intention o