Maggie Voris & Lizzie Poage are here spending the day. Mrs. Dawes also was here to dinner, but went home on the afternoon train. Sarah is enjoying Christmas in advance. She has recieved several presents of books, and has herself braided four pretty toilette cushions, which she today distributed to her Grandma, Maggie, Lucy & I.
About four o’clock in the afternoon our lard & fresh meat was sent home, as tomorrow is Sabbath we were obliged to take care of the lard, & make the sausage meat of three hogs, tonight it was eleven o’clock before we got through, and though Nancy did all she could, I was very tired.