Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Friday, March 18, 1864

A very windy day, the waves in the Ohio ran high capped with foam.  The coal and other boats are obliged to tie up and wait for the wind to lull.  A coal-boat stopped near here and seven or eight men came and asked to buy apples to eat.  William gave them half a basket of russets with which they were much pleased.
Our little hand maiden Barbara does not understand much of the “science of cookery” so I undertook breadmaking and think I had “one grand success” for it was white, light, and sweet.

The “gallant 36th” were in Cincinnati Wednesday and are daily expected home.

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