[from the diary of Lt. John Tyler of Letcher's Artillery]
Oct. 18th) Pleasant morning
but cool frost last night. Feel better, sat up.
Mr Braden sat a while with me after breakfast.
Spent the morning reading. Miss L- has sat the
afternoon with me sewing - & on my coat – she
is also having me a shirt made, of material
she had, which she assures me she has no use
for, she is acting the part of a dear sister
to me, hope I may have the chance of acting a
brothers part towards her. Jas has gone over
to the Millers, to have the pattern of my
shirt cut. – Je vis mon cheval ce soir, il [-]
condition admirable. Had a pleasant confab with
Miss L- who passed the evening with me. Head aches
rather more this evening. Quite cool out.
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]