[written above date] Stanton General Hospital Washington D.C.
A beautiful but cold day in the morning at work as usual in the Office. Sad news comes to us today. The noble great Everett
has lain aside his armour an gone to rest. He to the last was true, his last great effort was to benefit the suffering people
in Savannah. War news good today, all seem working to the end that we shall have peace, a conquered peace, peace that will
be permanent, today wrote letter to my cousin David Thatcher also finished in the morning my letter to my Betrothed. feel
very well. no news from home. Remained in the Hospital all day in the evening an appearance of snow. attended Grammer Clas[s]
in the II ward.