Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


 All well. We saw in the Asheville News the other day of the release of Mr. Neilson. Glad of it. Hope he may never be in another such scrape. Pa not back yet. Moulded up all the tallow today. Dora, Matt & Mr. Henry got ready to go to Asheville but it rained all the evening so they could not go. I patched some today. Nothing new going on. Alfred Webb has both his children with sore throat. Also Sam Green one & the orphan child that lived with old granna (Creasman? ) is dead. I hope it may not get among my little ones. If it does I will do the best I can & if it please God to remove them from me I will give them up as well as I can but none knows how hard a trial it would be.

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