Cornelia H., age 24, North Carolina

Mr. Henry went to election at Bent Creek and got a warrent for Terry & his boys. Came back in the evening & he & Tom Hendrix & Hendrix had another warrent put out for them as they threaten his life so they were both sent that night to J. Rich by D. Ledford. Hendrix staid all night, Russell left his morning. We are having some pretty weather, spring like. The frogs been hollering some time. The birds singing like spring & lastly the ducks are laying. Finished my gown. Atheline finished her quilt. Paid Mrs. Jones for some onion buttons in a bunch of thread.

*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)