[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
Another pleasant day. Rather cold in the evening. Glorious news this morning confirming the capture of Fort Fisher and clearing
the Harbor of Wilmington from the Army of the Potomac all is queit. from Sherman we hear cheering news. From [illegible] the
same. Good news also that our Sister States Missouri, Maryland, and Tennesee have forever abolished slavery. [illegible] afternoon
received a very good and true loving letter from Miss Judie Underdown my own betrotherd my kind Heaven watch over and bless
my darling, in the evening wrote to Miss [Edgar] Gary of Rochester and addressed unillustrated paper to my [duchi], feel very
well, very disagreeable change in our Mass having the same from of those who do nothing.