Monday, November 26, 2012

1862 November 27 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Thursday 27th  bitter cold--I have just received a long letter from
May she has been suffering very much again--Joes house
he was living in is burnt down--Thought to have caught
from his room chimney which was built with clay-
His new house not yet finished-I feel truly sorry about it
particularly as he could not save all of his things--Richd
has made 7 barrels of syrup & 2 of sugar-& is making salt
Mary says he has had an offer for Fairfields & she thinks
he will sell it--Mrs Campbell--Mrs & Miss Mallett have
just called to see us---The sun is out brilliantly this morning.

MSS 6960

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