[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
A beautiful very beautiful day nature in her bridal dress, decorating trees buildings all over with spangles of diamonds glittering
in the sun. War news very good [capturely] Gen'l Sherman's Army of Pocatitige Bridge between Savannah and Charleston at work
as usual in the Office. Very [lack] in the business today. did not go out at all only for a few moments in the evening to
see my friend Mr. Moon. wrote two letters one to my Betrothed and one to Miss Mary J. Foster of Rochester N.Y. received a
note from my cousins at Mt. Pleasant Hospital also wrote to him in answer.