Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


I got a long letter this morning from Mr. Henry. It is needless to say it was welcome. I read it several times. He was in Richmond & well. I also received one from Harrie Deaver thanking me for the dried apples & turkey. He seemed very grateful for the farms. I read the papers till dinner & made some tatting after dinner for Zona a gown. I bought 12 1/2 lbs. of sugar of A. B. Jones today at 40 cts. per lb. Not good sugar at that. Berry & co. started soon this morning, will get to Sister Jane’s tomorrow evening. Newton Taylor stays here tonight on his way back to camps. Old Mr. Henry tollerable stout so Taylor says.

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