Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Staid at home all day, Mr. Henry & I. Willie seems better today. Betsey McKinnish come here to see if Mr. Henry would let her go in the house with Peter Guy. She moves in tomorrow. Polly Jengle & daughter stay here tonight. My head pains me a good deal. I shall be sick tomorrow I fear.

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