A very disagreeable day raining continuously destroying the beautiful face of nature in its purity. War news also good today.
Exciting times in Congress today. Also disturbance in Rebel Congress. at work as usual in the Office but little to do. Pay
rolls received for signature. no letters received or written today. feel unwell, would like much to hear from home, received
a paper annoucing death of my former teacher and friend Mr. Thomas [illegible].