[Text above date]: Staton W.S. Gen'l Hospital
A good day for our country. Slavery forever abolished was present at the session of Congress today. Never felt happier than
today. At work as usual in the office. 15 patients admitted, some of them very sick. One poor fellow died a few moments after
he was admitted. Quite warm and thawing. Feel unwell my wound troubling me. I wrote two letters one to my Betrothed and another
home to Miss M.I. [illegible] Rochester NY. War news very good. Tuesday - do what good you can; live in peace with God and
man; Remember life is but a span.