Stanafer Jones’ wife spent the day here & all the Night’s were in the yard as a young man by the name of Norris has come for Dick Night. He is a deserter from Lt. Col. Coleman’s battallion. They went to take him last Friday night. He says he is not going & Tom Hendrix encourages him in not going. Dick Night married his (Hendrix’s) sister last Sunday evening. Mr. Henry officiating as Esq. We had a very hard rain in the evening. Zona & I took a walk to the mill dam while they were marrying. A good deal of hail fell with heavy thunder. Some men staid here that night. They came to the mill from Transylvania, been buying wheat on New Found.
*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)