Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mr. Henry came after one o’clock. P. Roberts is dead from sickness. His remains will be burried in Asheville as soon as they come & they are on their way. His wife started to see him but missed the corpse some way. I helped about dinner, gathered beans & after dinner sewed on Jim’s pants. My teeth have been troubling me again, aching. Harrie will spend several days with us. He is improving a little.

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