Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I began Willie a dress, one Sister Jane gave him last summer, purple calico. Did not finish it as I did not begin it till 12 o’clock. I attend to Willie. Jinnie is sick with headache. The others all well. Mr. Henry & I started to walk yesterday evening but he stopped to talk with some men & I came back. Hanes & I went to the mill this evening to meet Mr. Henry & Pinck. Mr. Henry carried Willie back, he walked nearly all the way there.

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