Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Willie threw up a good deal last night. I had to get up & change my & his clothes. Harrie coughed a little last night. He has a bad cough & I fear ’tis consumption that ails him though he thinks not. Mail brought no news. I had a letter from Dora & Matt Wednesday night. Mr. Henry took it out at Asheville. All are well down there. The negroes finished stuffing sassauge this evening. Mr. Henry gone to old Case’s to try to get him off that land.

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