Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I have done no sewing today. Worked out my flowers. Fannie helped some, washed the children & put them in clean clothes & washed & cleaned myself. It has rained a little several times today. Two men stay here tonight that have come to mill. Tinsley is one of them. Willie is running about all over the yard just as he pleases. A good child but shows a little too much temper.

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