Friday, October 11th, 1867

Went over the farm this morn with Commodore Hill for my escort. Found the sheep, lams, goat and 8 pigs looking remarkably well and happy, so clean and comfortable. The chickens are the finest we have ever had. The ice keeps up well so we have considerable fresh meat in the ice house yet, besides giving mariners a fresh mess every Sunday. This has been the smallest day’s work yet, only 27 miles.