I wrote to Lucy this morning by J. P. Walton who went back to town. Mr. Lognachan began to take care of the sheep to day, he was here to dinner, William gives him $300 per annum. He is a Scotchman and was accustomed to the business in his native Country.
William and Bennet C. Bailey went in our carriage to Belpre Town house to attend a political meeting with Mr. Plantz, the Republican Candidate for Congress, who made a speech, and then William spoke an hour and a half to a crowded house. About the close of the meeting a very heavy rain began, the whole plain in Belpre appeared to be flooded. He got home about 8 o’clock in the evening, very wet, -- says he was never out in so heavy a rain. I wrote to Mrs. Cutler. No mail to night. The 148” Regiment Col. T. W. Moore, hundred days’ men, arrived in Marietta this morning to be mustered out of service.