July 31st 1864
Be patient – love always. Live without Love, there was a time
Idle moment Richard In the long hereafter
Next Thursday is the day of the election. Holden’s defeat is certain. The soldiers vote as they fight – for Southern right but we want it an overwhelming defeat for Holden. The people at home must be true to themselves. They must rid our dear old state of those who seek her ruin, restore her fair name. You can bear all else better than disgrace.
Source: Elizabeth Collier Diary, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill.