Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mr. Moore & Harkins came this morning & divided the salt. I have been very unwell all day indeed. I have not been well for a month. Willie’s bowels are bad off. He is so fretful I can’t do anything scarcely. I cut Hanes two aprons today. Sewed a little on one. Mail brought no news. Mr. Henry made his return today. P. O. business.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)