Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


One year today since I came home from So. Ca. Many changes have taken place since then. Sister Jane is married & gone. I hope she may never repent it. I have not heard from Dora in some time. I will write to Sister Jane today. I wrote to Frank, Lena & Ell last Sunday. The babe has been unwell all day. I got frightened about it at dinner. It cried so I was affraid of its going into a convulsion. Mr. Henry sent over Dr. Hilliard. He came in the evening, gave it some powders & on Monday it seemed well enough.

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