2d Lieut. Elliot:
A very fine day one of the best since we have been on the Island.
Had services to day by our Chaplain. Dr. Cleavland a very fine discourse.
I took the Company out on Line. Leut Lovrien is getting ready to go up in the woods to cut timber for a log home for a cook house. he has got a large life boat and a waggon cover which John Ives & Pete Butterfield have rigged into a sail. takes with him provisions for 3 days.
The Rhode Island has arrived and brings a report that Burnside has taken the navy yard at Norfolk, but we do not put much dependence on these reports that have been brought here for the last 2 or 4 days. [Illustration]
Corpl. B. B. Smith:
A fine morn no work today
But inspection after that i
Went over and saw[?] Uncle Ben he
And i got some sheals on the
Beach. the new london brought
In another prize and started
After some other shes caut a distear[?]
Had divine service this PM.
By our chaplain his name is
Cleaveland from lowell a fine man
See a large fire across the river
This has been a hot day but we have
Cool evenings & heavy dews which
Wet our tents through like rain.