[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
A very cold day. Feel very well. War news good. President Lincoln returned, the enemy demanded recognition which was refused.
At work as usual in the office all the forenoon. Received a letter from Cousin [Illegible] with one enclosed from (9) my Betrothed.
A good cheering letter. [Illegible] in the evening wrote two letters, one to my Judith enclosing note from [France], also
wrote my little friend Thomas [Illegible] of Rochester.
Services in the evening in Ward 8 by Dr. Channing.