Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Atheline & I cleaned upstairs. Fannie scoured the room over the hall, I scoured the steps. They are clean this time. Atheline is very unwell, took her bed before we got through cleaning. Rain in the evening. Mr. Henry went to Asheville, got me two padlocks, 1/2 yd bed ticking, 10 yds. celicia brown, some garden seed.

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