Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Bright & frosty. The waggons started about 12 o’clock. I did but little work till they got off. Began to turn my side stripe dress upside down. Capt. Davidson’s daughter & two other men eat dinner here today after we were done. One of the men has had John Smith’s horse. Mrs. Common came here yesterday evening with negro Jim. Jim Parker met them on this road. He came home that night. Mary Taylor was here this morning after some cards to bat cotton for a quilt, got George’s from the mill. Mr. Henry about the farm & mill.

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