Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Cloudy & began to rain about 10 o’clock. Aunt Patsy Jamison spent the day here. I cut out some aprons of blue checks for Willie & Zona, did not get one done. Atheline moulding candles. I want my summer supply moulded now. The children well & very noisy as they have to stay in the house all the time. The creek up a good deal. They took some planks off the dam. Mr. Henry has been so engaged he has not finished the dam yet.

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