[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refuge from Wilmington, N.C.]
Saturday 19th It is very unpleasant--Has been raining all night. Is ow
cloudy & very chilly--We are quite disappointed at Liz' not arriving last night
& her having such bad weather to travel in. I received a letter from Tom
this morning--He was on business in Richmond--Nothing new--I wrote
Joe a long letter since dinner telling him how pleased i was at hearing h
had gotten a substitute & had returned to his home & family--I wish
Tom & Fred could do the same.