Mrs. Cutler & Sarah went to Marietta with William. Mrs. Cutler had Miss Brigham cut her bombazine dress. She brought wall paper for the entry, sitting room, old kitchen and for my room. Now with a little plastering and white washing we shall be quite comfortable.
I wrote to Kate; and to Clara enclosing 25 dollars sent by William.
The Independent Co.s of militia are ordered out into service for an hundred days from the first of May. This will very seriously interfere with the business of the country, particularly with the farming -- owing to the unfavorable season, but little ploughing is done, and all the force will be needed to get crops in, as early as is desirable. But our country first -- let private interests be forgotten. The rebels have mustered a mighty army conscripting all from sixteen to sixty years old and boast of the great things they are about to accomplish. We may well adopt King Asa’s prayer where he cried unto the Lord his God, and said, “Lord, it is nothing with thee to help whether with many or with them that have no power: help us O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord thou are our God let not man prevail against thee.”
Mrs. Terril washed. A hard shower toward night.