Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11, 1862


2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     May 11-Sunday
     Warmest day we have had as Yet the pavement almost smokes with the heat.
     Spices all moved away from the Office to day and taken to the Mint where it will be taken care of.
     Wrote to Jane, Mother, and Drew Lieut. Burt seized 80.000 this morn No work for us to day unless some jobs may turn up. The Office is closed up for the day.
     John Foster came to duty to day. Whitcomb and myself went up town and looked the city over a little. It is quite a place and no better regulated streets in any of our Northern Cities all laid out in squares or Blocks Philadelphia style.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary:
      Sunday 11
     Pleasant again.  Major Battles[?]
     Made a large haul of money
     Yesterday.  about 2 Millions.  he also
     Has seized a large lot of provisions
     Of all kinds.  he is agoing to begin
     To relieve the poor in this city
     To morrow.  there is a great deal
     Of want and suffering among all
     Classes in the city.  i am no better.
     William Libby & Martha A Clarke
     Were Married.

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