Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

I made Mr. Henry a pair pants today. Did not get them done before he started as he came home at dinner & said he was not going so I did not try to finish. But Capt. Moore came on about 3 o’clock & he went on. Mrs. Lance eat dinner here today, brought some plows to the shop. We had a very heavy rain & a good deal of hail yesterday evening. Mrs. Fanning stays with me tonight. All are well. Cool 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.)