Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Cold disagreeable day. Some snow fell but melted. There is snow on the mountains. I finished my dress soon after dinner. I then darned some stockings & fixed some to heel for Pinck. I heeled one pair & another ready to pick up the stiches for Pinck. Mr. Henry has promised him to take him with him to see his grand Pa. He is delighted with the idea of going. I want him to go. Zona says she is going too. Willie has a very bad cold & loose bowels. Got the third & last bridge sill today.

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