. . . . We got on board the Dictator for an early start. The wind moans ominously round the state-room doors, presaging a rough day to-morrow. . . .
SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 170; Michael Burlingame, Editor, Inside Lincoln's White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay, p. 173.