Sunday, February 3, 2013

1863 January 28 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Wednesday - 28th  awake to find the houses ground & every
thing covered with snow - & still it continues to snow
it is an elegant sight - I have been looking & admiring
everything draped in white ever since I got up.  The
audience met at the Ballroom but the Tableau
did not come off.  Anica arrived very unexpectedly
this afternoon - she brought me the money Liz had safely
and says Liz is slowly improving  They all beg me very
affectionately to come to Enfield & remain a month or
two but I must decline as much as I want to see & be
with Liz -- I am afraid to venture now the Smallpox
is prevailing to such an extent & the Yankees are
expected at Weldon & Goldsboro' daily - Had a plea
-sant letter from Tom - He was doing well - But grieved
to hear of his boy Israel's death -

MSS 6960

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