Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mrs. Cook & Tom Cook staid all night & till 11 o’clock. The bees swarmed today, a large swarm. Mr. Cook hived them. Mrs. Cook helped me sew some. I finished Charlie’s. Made Hanes’ & Pea’s. Atheline helped some after dinner. I finished Lonzo’s after supper as Harrie Deaver came late in the evening. Mr. Henry went to Asheville this evening, will wait for the mail. He will be late getting back.

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