Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I spent part of the evening at Mrs. Fanning’s yesterday. Mary Taylor came after some meat & Hanes came after me. I heard from Madison today. They are taking the tories prisoners. Oh that they could see the error of their ways before it is too late for them & their families.

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