Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I sewed some on Zona’s drawers, did not finish them. Mr. Henry went to Asheville this morning for the mill spindle. He did not get it. I assisted some about dinner as Atheline is the cook now. She is not very stout. Mrs. George Jones was here a short time this evening, brought a letter. The mail comes along before night now. He brought no news. Quite cool today.

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