Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

My head entirely well. Mail came but nothing new. We got no letters, though a good many came to the neighbors. Uncle Sam had a severe attack of the cramp collic today so I sewed but little but will finish the coat tomorrow if nothing happens. Aunt Tena & Fannie at work at the lard, did but little as Uncle Sam was very bad off for a while. Fannie got part of the sassauge ground. Jinnie is cooking now. Atheline in the field.

Jim Parker & George spread out the meat as it is warm like spring & Mr. Henry is affraid it will spoil.

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