Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Sewed on my things, the machine did not do well. I got it to work at dinner time & I stitched one pantlet on it & went to Henry Cook’s in the evening who has a sick child. Pinck & Mr. Henry went. Also we went to the fish trap but nothing in it. We have had several small fish. Nothing of any importance going on in the country. I went to sleep before supper as I had a bad headache.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)