Very smokey. There is quite a rise in the river. Two Steamers went down, designed for military service with their boilers protected. William and Ephe went to town. J. P. Walton arrived at Mrs. Dawes’ last night from Illinois--he is to enter the preparatory department at Marietta College. Female prayer meeting here, Mrs. Joel Deming attended. Col. Dawes & wife, Major Dawes & Lucy came on the night train.