[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.]
Tuesday 22---The sun has come out brightly--Still there are floating
clouds indicating more rain--The concert comes off tomorrow for the
"Gunboat."--& it would be bad should the weather continue rainy.
Mr. Powell is to escort Eliza to it--I wont attend but shall
add my mite--3 letters received today--One from Mr. Hamlin. One
from Joe--& one from Mr. Jewett--All well in Georgia--Joe men
-tioned the arrival of Miss Fisher & the children & with Mary
Constance at Belfont--What a pleasure it must be to Mary
after such a long absence to have her family with her again.
I hope thy may have a pleasant time together & have nothing to mar
their happiness. Mrs. Davis sent me a nice breakfast & I enjoyed it--Mrs. Ned
Davis also sent me some nice griddle cakes made by her cook--