Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mail came but nothing new going on. Cloudy dull day. Mrs. Fanning staid with me last night. The hands are at work on the dam, will soon have the mill going again. I did nothing scarcely all day but read the newspapers generally. No letter from Mr. Henry. I made some tatten in the evening. We had a good deal of rain this evening & heavy thunder. Tom Tidwell stays here tonight also Mrs. Fanning. I hope Mr. Henry is not out in this rain. God bless him is the prayer of his fond wife.

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