Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

A cold unpleasant day. Jim Parker went to Moore’s tan yard in Henderson got two sides of leather upper & sole. N. Taylor came back late in the evening, the waggon got to Hendersonville at 11 o’clock. Mr. Henry started off driving. I guess it will be a great drive he will do. I was mending up old clothes & will be at it all the week I reckon. Atheline is knitting on my stockings. I began it last Friday night. Willie is not so cross as he has been, yet wants to go out often. Pinck is trying to spell. Harrie sent him some books & he is anxious to learn all in them before he returns. We have not heard from Harrie since he left. I hope he is improving. Uncle Sam & P. Guy killed a beef today & will slaughter another tomorrow & the next day old Charlie.

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