Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Made 10 sacks for the flour Mr. Henry wrote for. Finished Lonzo’s shirt & began Hanes’. Finished Hanes’ after night & sewed some on Charlie’s so that was a very good day & night’s work. A good deal cooler today. Nothing of interest going on. Boyd at work at the loom. George grinding the flour. The other hands putting in wheat. Old Jim Night is going with the waggon.

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