Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I was nearly free from headache. I changed some feathers after dinner. Atheline helped. We filled up the new tick & emptied some pillows. I took a long walk with Mr. Henry in the evening, went over in the J. Green field to see the wheat. I had the headache badly when I got back. I think I eat too much dinner. Mr. Henry has three hands working on the mill dam today. Rather cool but bright & sunny.

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