[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
A bitter cold day with considerable snow. At work as usual in the Office, nothing of much account in shape of war news. In
the Forenoon received a note from my friend at Mt. Pleasant Hospital, that he soon to return to his Regt. after dinner started
for the Hospital found him but not very well. Hope he will not have to go. Remained with him all the afternoon. Had considerable
difficulty to [get] back on account of the extremely cold weather and slippery walking, stayed in that Hospital in the evening
after 10 P.M. had a very pleasant chat with the Misses McLaughlin and my friend E [Brookings].