Sunday, November 4, 2012

1862 October 5 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Wednesday 5th  Had a great many callers in--But have gotten thro'
a little work--Mrs. Johnston's brother has arrived much to her joy-
received a letter from Eliza saying she is anxious to return-But
cant get an escort--I am worried about it as very few go by En
-field now all intercourse is stopt from Wilmington--The fever
still raging there--& it is now taking off mulattoes negroes by
the dozen--They are also suffering there for the actual
necessaries of life-& to remain one hour there at night is
said to be certain death-Mrs Walters took tea out-Sarah has
kept upstairs all day with William-I have been knitting ever
since tea.

MSS 6960

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