[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.