Friday, June 29, 2012

1862 June 30, Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmngton, N.C.]

Monday 30th  It is very cool & pleasant to day after the rain last night & the
ladies have availed themselves of the pleasant morning to return
visits--Eliza has gone too.  Mr. Fetter did not get off last night, he is to
leve in the Eleven OClock Hack.  He called just now to bid us goodbye--
I received letters this morning --one from Liz & one from Cousin Lord--Eliza
Eliza got one two from A.J. Miller & The news from Richmond still cheering.  Our troops
are carrying all before them--But I cannot hear what has happened of Tom or Mr
Mason--Kind Providence seems to be smiling on us again--& if God be for
us we need not fear what man can do with us--

Eliza:  her daughter
Liz: her daughter in law, widow of her deceased son William, and daughter of N.C. governor John Branch
Tom: her son with Burt's Rifles, Co. K, 18th Mississippi
Mr. Mason: Eliza's fiancee James M. Mason

MSS 6960

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