I expected to go home this morning but could not get my arrangements made so as to do so -- Mrs. Luther Barker of McConnelsville here to dinner. I used to know her twenty five years ago. She told me I reminded her very much of my mother, whom she remembered to have seen soon after her marriage with my father.
In the after noon I helped Mrs Dawes about some writing and just as I was preparing to start home Nancy came in, having come up on the afternoon train. James P. Walton went down as far as Scotts Landing where brother William makes a speech to-night. Col. Barker, Capt Henry Fearing, David Putnam, Stephen Newton and several other gentlemen & ladies were on the cars and got off to hear the Speech -- As I was getting on to the Cincinnati train, I met Ephe going to the Marietta train, he looked pale -- He came up to vote -- Martha sat up nearly all night sewing.