William started to Cincinnati this morning and Ephe went to Marietta & returned on the 11’ o’clock train and gave us the election news as far as recieved, it indicates that Lincoln is handsomely re-elected -- God be praised -- now may slavery fall to rise no more -- “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” --
Ephe went back to town at three o’clock and is going to Portsmouth tomorrow and thence to Cincinnati to see the Dentist who has some alterations to make in the gate plate which supplies the place of his lower jaw.
After the evening train went down, three men came here, they were strangers to us, but after a while we found them to be a Mr. Linscott of Amesville, who bought 100 acres of land from William and came to make a payment. The others were young men from Barlow named Hoffman & Moore who wanted situations on the Railroad we got them supper & they staid all night --
Martha Colville went to Mr. B. C. Bailey’s to sew the rest of the week.