Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Nothing new going on, all are well. Cool mornings. I am doing but little sewing. I actually believe I am getting lazy. Mr. Henry & all hands at work on mill dam. Newton Taylor hired also. Mr. Boyd working at the loom, it is doing very well.

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