Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Began this morning putting my hoops together with cord. Will put on tape when I can get them in shape. They are very troublesome. Heavy thunder with very hard rains & hail. Several showers. I eat some molasses custard for dinner & I was sick all the evening with headache from it. I was very sick at my stomach. Clear & warm.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)