Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

My head is easy but I am feeble. Sewed a little on Zona’s pantletts, put in the trimming tape insertion & bottom tape trimming point on one side only. I fixed Zona’s hoop as the tapes have been washed. We had turtle for dinner, a very large one. Mr. Henry caught it yesterday. He is not fond of it. I like only tollerable. It is rather inciped meat to my taste. I washed & cleaned the children this evening. Very warm today about noon.

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