[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
Another cold disagreeable day. Sick in bed all day. (10) Received a letter from my Betrothed [Illegible] rejoiced that she
and all dear friends are well. In the evening a Temperance movement was inaugurated, by the Grand Worthy Patrick of this city
and a Lady Mrs. Hebert, wife of the Chaplain of the [Illegible] Eagle Regiment, 8" Wisconsin [Illegible] a very eloquent speech
by each. Feel better this evenening.