Thursday, February 7, 2013

1863 February 5 Chapel Hil N.C.

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

Wednesday 5th  A fresh fall of snow in the night - & it is now
so cold that we all find it impossible to keep warm with
a double supply of clothes & sitting by a good fire - I never felt
weather like it before - Eliza Mallett has just arrived from
Raleigh - She says they kept from freezing by having warm
bricks in the buggy - & by wrapping up head & ears - [?]
was left - I have been busy sewing all morning - Have made
a flannel coat - & the after noon sat down stairs with
the family & knit - After tea finished off a pr of socks
for Max - No letters for me to day-

MSS 6960

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