Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

They start to Richmond this morning. Peter goes along to bring the buggy back. I finished Fannie’s dress & pealed nicely two bushels of apples in the peeler. Jim & Atheline cut them up. Mr. Henry came back this evening. Jim Parker is trying to hire a substitute & Mr. Henry came back to show the substitute’s father the land. I really think Parker would do better business to go along in his place. Mr. Henry will go on the stage Monday. Peter came back & Jim Parker went on with the buggy.

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