Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I made Mr. Henry a pair of pants, those he got yesterday. I was busy all day. Willie a little fretful. Mr. Henry went to Asheville today, got my new shoes. They are a little too large. He got some thread to make some jeans for Mr. Henry. Mrs. Fanning has been working at the new loom doing but little good.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)