Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mollie Henry & her sister Hattie Alexander spent the day here. Mollie’s babe looks badly. Is not well at all, can’t walk yet, was a year old the 15th of May. Volunteers left this morning, left two ovens & lids. They had some washing done & paid Fannie & Jinnie for it. I have been sewing on the negroes clothes. Will get the pants all done this week by Thursday.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)