Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mr. Henry went to Asheville today after the mill spindle. Did not get it but got three bunches of thread. No. 7 for negroe’s dresses. He went fishing in the afternoon. There are some jack fish below the dam & he has tried several times to catch one but has not succeeded yet. We have small fish frequently. I cleaned the yards with Hanes’ help & had the headache very badly at night. Cool all this week.

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