Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I began Jennie a saque & Atheline finished it. I made some cake & dried apple pies after dinner. Willie is doing finely. Mr. Henry came home late in the evening. Cloudy all day & rather cool. Nothing of interest going on. Rumor says J. L. Henry’s negro Bob was hung yesterday. I hope it may be true for he certainly deserves death. He committed rape on an old woman some three years ago & effected his escape.

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