Sunday, September 30, 2012

1862 September 30 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Tuesday 30th  A bright beautiful day--We all took breakfast with
Liz & a nicer one I never partook of--Waffles--Rolls-very light-
Homony biscuit-fish & chicken--all charming & we done justice
to it.  Then nice coffee-& excellent butter & everything nicely
prepared--the first white sugar I have seen in months--Silver
on the table and all looked inviting--After the Whites finished
Mrs Walters' servants were invited to partake of what was
left by Anica & they too enjoyed the breakfast--We have
just learned of Cousin James Greens death--Also of Colonel
Willie DeRosett having died from his wounds--But there
are so many false reports afloat since the yellow fever broke
out in Wilmington that I cant believe it till we here from
some reliable source--Poor Cousin the young will miss him
for he laid himself out to amuse & give them pleasure

MSS 6960

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