Cold with blustering wind and some snow. War news of no account, was at work as usual with the Office. Conciderable to-do
in the evening out- making a few calls high old time. returned to Hospital at 12 PM. Am feeling very well, no letters received
today from any service.
[Additional letter:] Slanton Hospital Feb 9th 1865. Friend Henry, It gives me great pleasure to improve the present opportunity
of expressing my [regard] for you. which has ever been of the most sincere character, and that no emotions of opposite character
may ever arise between us, si the earnest wish of your friend. Signed William [illegible] Pitcher.