Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


Very warm this morning & dry. Mr. Henry will start to Richmond sometime this week with some substitutes, Branton & a man named Sutten. He is here now. He is from Transylvania Co. We have mutton for dinner & sundry other things too tedious to mention. Mr. Henry has just came back from bathing in Mill dam. He is laying down in side room. Willie & Pinck went with the negroes to bathe. I want to go to Steph Jones’ after dinner. We would have gone this morning but Mr. Henry expected some men to see him. We did not go to Mr. Jones. We both eat such a heavy dinner, we took a nap. It was a very warm evening. Pinck & I went down to Night’s a short, did not stay long.

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