Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Pa & them started this morning. Zona & Pinck want to go. I hated to see them leave. Zona cried to go with Aunt Doda as she calls her. Soon as they left Mr. Henry & I took Pinck & Zona up to the hotel place to hunt Matt’s breast pin as she could not find it this morning. Atheline found it under the little round table in hall room. I did but little work today, I feel so lonely. Atheline begun to pick wool for to send to carding factory. Mr. Henry is going to have it carded this year.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)