Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I finished Mr. Henry’s pants today. The hands are going to kill hogs tomorrow. A good many here this morning hunting salt instead of yesterday morning. I had to give my room up to them & go to the kitchen. All are well. Willie can crawl anywhere, will soon be walking. Atheline & Jim stay in the kitchen loft. John & Peter came today & set into work. The corn not in yet.

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