Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Cloudy. I made Pinck a pair pants & began another pair. I cut them out this morning. One a jeans pair the other summer pants. I made them for him to go to South Carolina in. Atheline carded bats for her quilt which she will put in tomorrow. Willie still continues to try to walk, improves slowly. He is so large is one reason he can’t walk better. The other little ones are very well. I made both pair pants today. I was very busy, the machine did the most of the work. They kill three hogs tomorrow.

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