Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Late breakfast this morning. Had fish, stewed chicken & etc. I eat a good deal of fish, they were small. Mr. Henry has taken the children off somewhere. I was not in when he left or I should have gone also. It is a beautiful morning, not too warm. E. P. Night made his cow trade so Mr. Henry has taken her back. I have nothing more to write. I am writing in the hall room. My chickens & ducks are growing finely. I have about one hundred young chickens & fourteen young ducks & about thirty young turkeys. Mr. Henry sold two hundred lbs. of lard to Winslow Smith in Asheville at 30 cts. per lb. last Wednesday. That is getting along considerably in price I think. Matilda Morris spent the evening here. She is very good company. It was late when she left so Mr. Henry & I did not go to walk.

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