Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Northern Congress sets today. I fear we will have some bloody battles soon. I finished one pair drawers today with rose tatting, eight tucks. The others have five & I am going to point them. Col. Moore’s babe died this morning with flux, several children have it about here. Mary Knight’s babe is very low now. Began to rain at dark, rain slowly 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.)