Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Willie seemed better yesterday but still has fever. I sent Charlie after Dr. Hilliard this evening. Willie is not worse nor better. I think it is worms as his bowels are not very loose. We had a good season of rain this evening. I believe it rains every camp meeting here. The camp meeting at Asbury’s Campground began last Thursday. I shall not go at all as Willie is not well & the buggy has not come back from Greenville yet. Parker took it there with Branton & co. & I hear today that the horse they worked to it (Hutsell mare) is give out down on the river. I must send for them this week. I have knit a little today, all I have done. I was down at the mill this morning & came by Mrs. Night’s. She has a fine son born this morning. She is doing very well.

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