Monday, July 30, 2012

1862 July 31 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Thursday 31st---It has been raining all day & would have been lonely within doors
had there not been public speaking at the Hotel--Mr Guthrie our Host ad
dressed the crowd on the piazza & around the house with umbrellas over
their heads in a very good speech--offering himself for Sheriff--After
he sat down -His opponent rose- & said very little--then Governor Graham
gave them a fine talk--& after him Major Patterson--Mr Stewart
& Mr Straghan--The ladies could hear all that was said from the
parlours-& also see the speakers--Eliza has been sick on the bed all
day with tooth ach & a swolen face--She suffers very much with
pain--I have a very troublesome nervous headach--Liz & Sarah
ahve spent the day in my room.

MSS 6960

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