Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I finished the shirt & made a napsack after dinner. Mr. Henry has concluded to start Saturday. The children are all well. Pinck started to school yesterday morning but got sceered for fear the teacher (Miss Nelly Jones) would whip him. It is a free school & there are a great many scholars. Pinck can spell a little & prounounce only a little. He likes his book tollerable well. He does not spell every day for I forget it.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)