Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

George Jones’ wife spent the day here, came after some ploughs. I made some sleeve loops for Zona & Willie of brilliante. Wiley McKinnish & S. Jones put up the banisters to the front piazza today. The hop vine is growing finely. I wanted columns of plank put in but they have no plank suitable. It rained several showers today but cleared off in the evening.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)