1862 September 1 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Monday 1st of September –very cloudy & threatning rain every moment–Mrs. Wal
-ters & Sarah have gone out to spend the day–Mr Mason, Eliza &
Liz have gone to shop–I am all alone & will write Tom in answer
to his letter received yesterday–He was 30 or 35 miles from
Richmond but I did not know how long they would remain there.  He
wanted Noah sent if he was willing to return.  He was 3 miles
from Hanover Junction on the road going to Gordons Ville
The Virginia Central–He says the mornings & nights are cool
& they have had a heavy rain–4 O Clock Liz has gone off a
-gain to sit with Mrs Phillips–& Eliza & Mr Mason to walk

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