A dark gloomy day. Sister Sarah seems much depressed -- no wonder. [ The following lines were left out of the typescript by Mary Dawes Beach: Mr. D. doing all he can to injure her and both her boys in the army and liable any day to fall on the battlefield; but we trust in God & He will not make us ashamed of our hope.] The rebel prisoners are being sent to St. Louis, Indianapolis Chicago, Columbus, &c. Our wounded are also being sent to Cincinnati and other places. The Sanitary Commission are doing a good work in caring for them.
Julia continues to comment on the bitterness between her sister Sarah Cutler Dawes and Henry Dawes, from whom Sarah had been separated for 22 years.