TCD MS 10853 folio 118 recto
Every day when I was not invited out I spent the day in the Square being wheeled over in the chair by Bissell, White or Miller. The Square was a private one and access was only possible to the tenants of the surrounding houses. There was an inner green circle of grass where tennis was played and two surrounding walks, an inner and outer. It was a lovely quiet little spot and it seemed the policy of those in charge of the Hospital to get the men out into the Square as soon as they could where the sun and fresh air rapidly completed their patients’ cure.
I certainly picked up strength wonderfully quickly and it was not long before I forsook the wheel chair and crossed the road on my crutches, in the use of which I soon became an adept.
On Sunday July 4th, after spending the morning in the Square, Mr. Middleton, The United States