Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Late breakfast this morning as usual on Sunday. We are having a nice time eating fish & mutton. Mr. Henry & I went up to the old Hotel place this morning. Got some June apples & today we have our first apple dumplings. Willie is laying in the large arm chair before me. He is a dear good child. He lays in it nearly all day. Very warm this morning. I think we will have rain by evening. I will stop as I must write to Sister Jane today. I had a letter from Dora on Friday. I did not write last Sunday for Willie was sick a day.

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