Thursday, January 24, 2013

1863 January 14 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Wednesday had my room scoured out - & sat with Mrs Dawson
until Mrs Phillips called - In the afternoon went up into Mrs
Walter's room - & shortly after Mrs DeRossett came  in & stayed
chatting until our tea bell rang - Every now and then I would
cone in to my room & write a little - I received a long letter
from Tom to-day - He is well & in a good Tent - & Noah's cook
ing for him. - He is planning for me after the War is over
as well as for himself - & it would be very pleasant if we
could realize what he wishes to have - A neat little cottage
built on his place & I to live with him - I also received a
letter from Henrietta telling me dear Liz is no better - I feel
so uneasy about her I can neither eat - or do anything - She
has constant fever - & never sleeps day or night - Oh how I
wish she could get well & return to me -

MSS 6960

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