[Campton—Friday, 1 July 1864]

Friday Drove to Plymouth yesterday afternoon to send a telegram to J.T.F. he being threatened with erysipelas and told not to come back. Mr Willey drove and shopped there with his wife. I sat in the wagon and saw a horse “cribbing” that is biting. He was like a child biting on an India rubber ring, biting on the iron ring of the post. A disease in old horses—sometimes fills them with wind and prevents them from eating.

Came back slowly—the fireflies making the fields radiant as if the constellations had descended, found Jamie here.

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