Ephe who has been waiting several days for his mother to be well enough to leave, started this morning to Cincinnati to see Dr. Blackman. Mrs. Dawes is better but still weak. Rufus & Mary are with her much of the time. Lucy has too much to do, & I fear will herself be sick.
Ephe Dawes was consulting Dr. Blackman about reconstructive surgery to repair his facial wounds suffered in battle in Georgia in May 1864.