Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I sewed on shirts, finished one began another. Betsy McKinish came here this morning, worked at the spinning machine till dinner. No good come with it. Mrs. Tom Cook here today to get some flour for her corn shucking, got it. I took some pills this evening as my head feels badly. Hands ploughing in wheat. Willie has got well, not much sick at all. The other little ones with Newton Taylor preparing waggons & mules to go to salt works. Mr. Henry speaks of going. Amos Green buried this evening, Papa went.

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