Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1863 January 22 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Thursday -- Still very cloudy - & stormy looking - I am now writing
in a comfortable little room in my new boarding house I like
it so far very much - I can come up in my room & write
as much as I please- No one interrupts me or wants to know
what I am doing - Christian Campbell sleeps  in the next
room & she pays me a visit occasionally which is very
agreeable - I had a short letter from Liz this morning begging
me to come to Enfield to see her - & I must try to do so - tho
I hate travelling such times as these  - I fear the Smallpox
which is spreading over the Country - Scarlet fever is pre-
vailing here too _ Two of Dr. Jones' children have it. Sent
off 3 letters to day - one to Liz - one to James & one containing $8
to Miss [?] for 2 caps

MSS 6960

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