Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

All well. Fannie & I tried to work the spinning jinny but did no good. I quit at about 11 o’clock. After dinner I cut out some shirts for Pinck out of unbleached sheeting. The first of the kind he has had. I sewed some on them. Mr. Henry gone with the waggon to Burt Starnes after corn he owes him.

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