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(lever) watch, which had been lying in my trunk for two years, and which cost me $25, sold at auction yesterday for $75. This sufficed for fuel for a month, and a Christmas dinner.
At the end of another month, my poor family must be scattered again, as this house will be occupied by its owner.
I have advertised for boarding in the country, but get no response.
It would require $300 per month to board my family here, and that is more than my income.
What shall we do?
Trust in God!
We have no news to-day — not even a rumor.
We are ready for anything that may come.
No doubt the assailants of Mobile, Wilmington, or Charleston, will meet with determined resistance.
The President will be in Richmond about the first day of January.
I saw a man who traveled with him in Alabama.
Vicksburg, I understand, cannot be taken by water.
And Grant, the Federal general, is said to be retreating out of Mississippi.
The successes in the West have been