Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Cut pieces for Atheline to begin her a quilt. I fixed a swiss night cap. Aunt Tena has got nearly well, has a cough yet. I finished my stockings tonight, also reading Ralph Runnion. Pinck went to sleep on the floor on Atheline’s bed. Pea staid down with him tonight. Old Mrs. Parker was here this evening & borrowed our quilting frames & got 2 lbs. cotton which I owe Abbe for work last summer. We have had high winds nearly all week. Ely Glenn & John have been hauling today to build Joe Green a house as he will not leave Sandy Bottom unless they hire him. And ingratitude you are a poor pay master. Mr. Henry has done so much for that man & knows he forgets it all but the time may come when Green may again need help & then I hope Mr. Henry will not assist, but he is too generous to all. Glenn staid all night.

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