1862 September 30 Chapel Hill, N.C.

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

Tuesday 30th  A bright beautiful day–We all took breakfast with
Liz & a nicer one I never partook of–Waffles–Rolls-very light-
Homony biscuit-fish & chicken–all charming & we done justice
to it.  Then nice coffee-& excellent butter & everything nicely
prepared–the first white sugar I have seen in months–Silver
on the table and all looked inviting–After the Whites finished
Mrs Walters’ servants were invited to partake of what was
left by Anica & they too enjoyed the breakfast–We have
just learned of Cousin James Greens death–Also of Colonel
Willie DeRosett having died from his wounds–But there
are so many false reports afloat since the yellow fever broke
out in Wilmington that I cant believe it till we here from
some reliable source–Poor Cousin the young will miss him
for he laid himself out to amuse & give them pleasure

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