Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


Warm & bright. Mr. Henry & I & the children went to the mill this morning to feed the hogs. Pinck weighs 47 lbs., Zona 31 lbs. & Willie 27. I, 118 my usual weight. Dinner is now ready. E. P. Night in here for dinner. Mr. Henry speaks of going to Henry Hanes’ this evening. I hope he will not go as I will be alone. Mr. Henry is not going off this evening. R. Boyd is here. He has just eat dinner. M. McKinnish is now at work fixing some banisters for the piazzas. It is very warm this evening. Seems like summer. I must write to Sister Jane as I did not write to her last Sunday.

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