[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.]
Friday 23d Still very gloomy weather - & I feel quite unwell this morning
Katy brought me two letters from the office,one from Captain Mason,
the other from Joe -Little Mat is better but still very weak - &Mr
Mason says Eliza is quite well bore the trip remarkably well
& is very much pleased with her boarding house - & the surround
-ings. the Hostess seems anxious to add to their comfort. & he
thinks Eliza will be happy there.