Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

A. B. Jones went to Asheville & got the mail. No letter for me. I finished my dress & swept part of the yards this morning. It looks like rain. Stewed some fruit which I made into pies and custards after dinner. Atheline finished the yards. I did some mending in the evening. Louise McKinnish brought a little apron for me to cut for her little sister. Her mother is going with the child to Asheville Monday. It has very sore eyes.

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