1862 July 31 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Thursday 31st—It has been raining all day & would have been lonely within doors
had there not been public speaking at the Hotel–Mr Guthrie our Host ad
dressed the crowd on the piazza & around the house with umbrellas over
their heads in a very good speech–offering himself for Sheriff–After
he sat down -His opponent rose- & said very little–then Governor Graham
gave them a fine talk–& after him Major Patterson–Mr Stewart
& Mr Straghan–The ladies could hear all that was said from the
parlours-& also see the speakers–Eliza has been sick on the bed all
day with tooth ach & a swolen face–She suffers very much with
pain–I have a very troublesome nervous headach–Liz & Sarah
ahve spent the day in my room.

MSS 6960

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