[written above date] Stanton General Hospital Washington D.C.
A very rainy disagreeable day. War news good. The City of Columbia burned by order of Genl. Sherman for the wilful murder
of seventeen of our men. Great preparations are being made for the Inaugeration, tomorrow. Received a letter from (15)my Bethrothed
bringing joy to my heart. Also wrote letter to my friend Nichol [Illegible] in [Illegible], visited Mrs Moon at the [Illegible]
Printing office. also took a walk to the Post Office. [Illegible] not feel very well printed 25 copies of Books. 100 Envelopes,
and [Illegible] 5 quires of writing paper.