nnermock turtle soup, mutton chops, roast lamb with mint sauce, besides ham and vegetables.
After dinner, I had just stretched myself on the bed for a nap, when Jim Bryan was announced, and before I had finished dressing to go downstairs, Garnett sent word that he had invited a party of Confederate officers, on their way back to VBelle Nash after dinner, before going to the bank to dance with the children.
She invited me to go driving with her, but I declined, and walked to the bank with Jim Bryan, who spied me as I was leaving the Randolph house and bolted after me. He was full of news and told me more than I could have found out for myself in a year, fr staid at home to make money, which people with vulgar souls seem to think will make them ladies and gentlemen .. . .
June 28, Wednesday
Tom Cleveland and Jim Bryan spent the morning with us, and Jim says the young men of the village are trying to contrive some way of getting to the top of the courthouse steeple at night and
e of robbery.
Aug. 11, Friday
A charming dance at Mrs. Ben Bowdre's. Jim Bryan and Mr. Berry went with Mett and me. Garnett took Mary.
She had her head drealtogether regret the change; in fact, I had a very merry time over my work.
Jim Bryan came in while I was sweeping the parlor, to invite Garnett, Mett, and me to egroes to voting.
Father says it is the worst thing we have to fear now.
Mrs. Bryan's party was charming, though I was too tired to enjoy the dancing as much as usual.
Mrs. Bryan gave us a splendid little supper — the second one we have had this summer, besides the few given at our house.
Most of our entertainments are startoo poor to have suppers often, but when we do get one we enjoy it famously.
Jim Bryan and John Ficklen walked home with Metta and me. It was nearly three o'clock buld both a great deal rather have stayed at home.
I was so tired that I made Jim Bryan tell the boys not to ask me to dance.
Mett and Kate Robertson were in the sa