[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.]
Thursday --very cold--& the rain pouring down in torrents all
day--No one could go to Church. At night it held up & we
all attended Confirmation--6 were confirmed--The minister
Evanshart preached for us--He is from Charlotte--& an excellent
preacher--Mr Wingfield read the lessons--Our family from
the Hotel made quite an addition to the congregation--As we
number 12 ladies in the house & one gentleman Mr Wingfield.
Dr. Drane is here--Also Mr Terry & Mr_______ from Wilmington.
Mr Fromer called to day & handed me Mr Jewett's letter contain
ing the dividends--Also telling of Anerum Burr & Mrs Johnston's mar
riaage--Mr Dickinson & lady also Dr Hormand De Rosset is here