[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date]
Tuesday, January 27th - Damp and cloudy in the morning. We started to ride to
Linden in the buggy in the evening and it rained so hard we returned. We met
Cousin John who came with us. On dit a flag of truce has been sent into Win-
chester by our forces, demanding the surrender of the town. If refused it will
be attacked. I trust it may be so. Cousin Nat returned this evening, having
taken his parole and given bail of $10,000 for future good behaviour.