First sight was the cheerful face of Mr Dickey looking through the door to know “how is Bro. Turner this morning.” We have got up quite a fashion at this house of entitling each other Bro. especially upon the upper floor. Resolution in regard to night sessions adopted amended so as to require a meeting every night, as Senate resolution to adjourn sine die on the 16th Inst. had just been concurred in. By invitation I took tea at Mrs. Fentress’ with Capt Haynes of Haywood and Bryson of Jackson. Heard music on piano & guitar by Miss Blanche. Met Mr Gudger a lawyer from Haywood attending Supreme Court. Effie Fentress seems to be a sprightly little girl. Went to the meeting of House 8 P.M. Many bills passed and more layed on table. Horton and I walked to Yarboro and saw different friends.
*(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.)