[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
A drizly rainy day. Quite cold and freezing in the Even-ing. War news quite dull. no-thing of any excitement from any of
our Armies. Was mistaken in the idea that Peace [Commissions] had arrived 'twas a sensation. They have however arrived at
Gen'l Grants Hd. Qrs. and will [proceed] from thence to Fort Monroe. when President Lincoln and Sec'y Seward are [supposed]
to have [gone]. Received a letter to day from my little friends in Rochester (2). F. [illegible] + M. L. [illegible]. No word
from my Betrothed, nor from my Mother.
Thursday - build our house upon Christ, the mighty corner-stone, Whom God helps, his work is done.