Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

My teeth & jaw pained me very badly all night. I slept but little from 1 o’clock. They ached on till after dinner & got easy before night. Louise McKinnish stays here tonight. Her mother is not at home. I finished Jinnie’s dress before dinner & took a nap before dinner. A. B. Jones sent & borrowed 6 lbs. sugar this evening. I knit some after dinner. Willie’s bowels very loose today. Mr. Henry cut his gum of eye tooth Thursday.

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