Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


Pleasant this morning. Mr. Henry, Pinck & I went up to Quinn’s. Mr. Henry went to get some rosin to grease his shoes. Did not get any. Came back it was twelve o’clock. Dinner at one o’clock. Mr. Henry has been lying before the fire ever since dinner, has taken a cold. The others all well but negroes complaining with measles. Fannie has them. A hog got sick today, nothing serious I think. A beautiful day, warm & pleasant. Old Quinn is here at this time. Mr. Henry has got up & talking to Quinn. We heard yesterday of a large fleet of yankees going south.

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