Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Rather cool this morning. The man has not come yet to see the land. It is now dinner time. Mr. Henry is asleep in side room. We have roasting years for dinner & a good number of other things. The substitute man has come at last & we will soon have dinner. The children & I went up those peach trees on the hill to the right of the road. Hanes went along to get them off. Willie is not well this morning. Atheline has gone to Miller’s to see some of her relatives & Aunt Tena has Willie. Mr. Henry & Patton went to see the land of Parker’s. Mr. Henry did not get back till late so I did not go to walk this evening. A soldier stays here tonight. He came back with Mr. Henry. Willie’s bowels are very loose today.

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