Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I finished Zona’s scoop before dinner, it looks very nice & began on the frills for me. It is pea green gingham, very stiff & hard to sew. Warm & pleasant, needing a little rain for corn & plowing. The wheat is taking the rust a good deal. Some people will not make half a crop. I see in the papers that the planters in some of the southern states will not make their seed wheat.

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