Thursday 19th [September 1861]
Got a letter from Will. Says that his brother Bob, and Dr. Goring have just arrived from Washington. They went to Wilmington and came down through Deleware and Maryland and across the bay. They were suspected and taken prisoners at West Point and brought up to Richmond in charge of an officer but were soon set at liberty. I am thankful that Bob has come to join the right side.
No news about the appointment. I am afraid Will won’t get it.