[written above date]: Stanton General Hospital, Washington D.C.
A very disagreeable day. Rain falling in torrents since late last evening until 5 oclock p.m. today, war news this morning
very meagre scarcely no work in the Office to do, busied myself by reading several interesting scientific articles in Leittler
Living age, also by copying into my scrapbook, one mans secret to state to the mustered out of service, envied him, but well
wait any turn, no letter received today quite strange, have been thinking over my past life and forming some new resolutions,
and [doart] on them at once, in the evening wrote another page to my Thursday letter to J.W. am feeling quite well but rather
dull, also commenced reading a work called Hopes and Fears, a very good story, the Board of Examiners for 1st Corps assembled
here again today, examination of 4 applicants.
A naval question, "if a boatswains marries, does his wife become a boatswains mate?"