[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.]
Wednesday 18th one letter only. No papers--That one from Willie K Hill
I wish I could see the dear little thing--She is very smart-very graceful
& I think quite pretty. How proud her father would have been of her
had he lived--She was 9 years old in Nov. & has read Beulah,
Mather's Recompense & several other books thro' went to afternoon service
very few there. No company at night.