Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I began Willie a dress but did not finish. Hanes attends to Willie. It is warm & pleasant today. I stay in the hall room every day. I did not work very steady for Hanes is very thoughtless with Willie. The Dr. did not come over today. I hope will come tomorrow as the negro is no better.

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