[from the diary of Lt. John Tyler of Letcher's Artillery]
(Oct 7th) Head aches very much as did
yesterday. Took my medicine last night & this morning. Ra-
-ther cool early this morning, but now (middle of day)
quite warm. Mr Braden has been riding all day, retur-
-ned this evening; brings me a Richmond paper of 4th inst,
first I’ve seen for a month. Good speech in it of Hon. E.M.
Bruce of Kentucky, delivered before house of Representatives Oct
3rd/62. We got a small shower this evening; continues very warm.
Mr Braden spent first part the evening in my room & Miss Lizzie the latter
she heard from a note from Leesburg that my last letter was
sent off a half hour after it was rec-d there. “Very good.”
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]