[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
Another beautiful day, rather cold in the morning. at work as usual in the office, considerable to do. War news very good
from all quarters in the forenoon wrote off a [illegible] composed by Edmond J. Brookings subject- "Still Alive" as a nation
and a people, in the afternoon attended class in Mathematics, also received two letters one from an old school mate and friend,
Miss [illegible] B. Hedges and another from my little friend Thomas Cornell of Rochester feel very well. No news directly
from home except in letter from Miss Hedges she reports all well. In the evening wrote long letter to my Betrothed, man shot
tonight by a man belonging to this Hospital at a drunken [illegible] the Hospital.