Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I moulded some candles today, sewed some on shirts for Jim & John, not much. Had a peach pie yesterday & today. All are well. Dora & Matt are reading “Jane Eyre” out to me, though I have read it. Grinding at the mill every night nearly. Went to walk up on the hill towards stable in the pasture field.

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