Mail came, nothing new going on. I received a letter from Matt. Some of the children are sick & Ell’s children have whooping cough. She also wrote that Cousin Harriet Neilson was dead. I am very sorry to hear that. She has been ailing for many years. She died sometime in April. I finished my hoop after dinner. Dovey Jones spent the evening here. I darned some cotton stockings for myself. J. Branton & R. Boyd stay here tonight.
*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)