[written above date]:Stanton Hospital Washington, D.C.
A pleasant day, wind blowing from the north, indicating another change in the weather. War news very good from all quarters.
Gen Shermanan reported near Charleston SC and Gen'l Thomas started on a great march through the Enemy Country. Interesting
report of that campaign into [Wilmington] and evident course of its failure. feel satisfied in regard to our positions. In
the afternoon received letter from my mother relieving me of a great anxiety; am very thankful that she is still well. Also
rec'd letter from Miss Flint of Rochester's consigned it to its proper place [illegible], it being very distasteful. A very
busy day in the office during a very long business. In the evening wrote letter in answer to my mother, also wrote to Judith,
for tomorrows letter feel very well.