Clara’s birthday may she have many happy returns of it. Mrs. Dawes & Martha Colville went to Marietta. Rainey. Mr. N. L. Wilson telegraphed yesterday to William to go out on an extra train with him to-day. He is coming home from New York City to Chillicothe to cast his vote for President & wants to talk over business matters. The train came about ten o’clock A.M. and William started with his carpet sack full of Coopers apples & some Catawba grapes--
Maggie came down this afternoon, & Mr. Burgess was here this morning before light to see if Mrs. Burgess had come. They expected to start home Tuesday.
Clara is Clara Cutler Walton, Julia's sister. She lived in Pana, Illinois, and on this day, she was 48.