[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
A most dismal day rain falling in torrents. My press arrived today. At work all the forenoon in the office . In the afternoon
unpacked the press and set out one case. Feel very well and hope soon to be at work at my [Illegible]. No letters received
today from any source. Had no chance to write any. A Temperance meeting was assembled in the ward of Convalesants preparation
to organizing a Division of that Sons of Temperance. I was elected secretary pro tem.