Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I mended Mr. Henry’s pants this morning & made Willie a dress of the pink calico & then finished hoeing out my yard. I did some Thursday evening. Fannie made some pies. The children never get tired of them & then they are made very cheap so I keep some for them nearly all the time. Mr. Henry went to Asheville this morning. I sent for some things but only got one paper of needles, had to give 15 cts. for them. Nothing else that I wanted was there. Fair & pleasant.

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