Columbus T., age 32, North Carolina

First to breakfast. Postal Card from Julia (sister) wondering why I had not recently put in an appearance at her house. Passed Consolidation bill with requiring conformity to N.C. gauge […] Had suspended rules and got up my bill to incorporate Harmony Hill camp ground. Passed. […] Wrote to sister Julia and sent letters of Pa, Ellie & N.A. Holman. […] Dickey B.K. has come to sleep with me as a Mr. McCoombs [In right margin] of Cherokee occupies his place tonight. [In left margin] Recollections of departed. Night 12 o’clock. We ought to be abed Sis.

*(Worthy of Record: The Civil War and Reconstruction Diaries of Columbus Lafayette Turner, Ed. Kenrick N. Simpson, courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina.)