until 12--very much indisposed. It held
up in the afternoon and I went to the P. Office
-no letter from the boys. Learned that John
T. Smith of the horse troops, had arrived. He
left Charles at Charlottesville, intending to go
to Mr. Colstons. He says he's coming home to
recruit for his company & may stay some time.
He did not hear of the death of the baby
until Tuesday last. I am very much gratified
to know he is coming home--He will suffer
much in going to his house.