No better. Wrote mother, hope it will get through. Officers sent to Columbia, S. C, yesterday. Find two or three old Eclectic Magazines to read, Rogers's Poetical Works, and Caudle Lectures. I never knew what silly things those were before.
Changed $50 U. S. for $200 C. S. currency.
SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 121