Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Nothing new. I made Hanes & Lonzo a pair of pants out of the cloth wove in new loom as I think will not last long. My dear little ones are well. Pinck a good boy. Zona rather hard headed & Willie is the last child I have had. Atheline does the cooking. There are some three or four hands at mill dam. They grind all the time now. Mr. Henry wants to get his dam secure before cold weather. The others ploughing.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)