It is cool and a pleasant rain fell today, the first for many days. The grass in many places had withered with drouth and the dust was almost intollerable. William at home today, went this evening and spoke at Shaw's school house. Col. West was there and made a speech advocating emancipation.
Mr. T. B. Wilcox who lives on the "Old Place" in Amestown is here tonight. -- He has been up into Hurden Co. to look at the country & thinks he will buy a farm there. He says good land, unimproved, can be bought at six dollars an acre.