Wednesday, January 23, 2013

1863 January 11 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Sunday 11th = Katy came in by times this morning to announce the arrival
of Captain Mason - Eliza all excitement - He says he has come eleven
hundred miles in the last five days - We all went to Church but the
engaged pair they stayed at home to arrange matter, & have concluded
to be married to morrow fore noon-  Trunks are all packed & every
thing ready - He intended taking his bride to Richmond - But hear
ing of so much smallpox - & the great crowd on the Cars - He has
changed his mind for the present-

MSS 6960

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