Cool this morning but pleasant now at twelve o’clock. I suffered a great deal last night with my jaw & teeth. Mr. Henry got up & sit with me by the fire. I put some mustard to it & got some relief till I got to sleep. I felt very badly this morning for awhile but feel as well as usual now. Mr. Henry is so kind to me, ’tis such a help to me. I can bear the pain better when I see he sympathizes so much with me. It is now 12 o’clock & dinner will be on before long. We have apple dumplings for dinner. Mr. Henry is very fond of them. I want to take a walk this evening if Mr. Henry is willing so I will stop for this time. Mr. Boyd came just before dinner & says he heard that E.P. Night was accidently killed a short time ago by a gun. Mr. Henry & I took a long walk this evening over through the widening & around by the store house. We went in the store house & got a few apples, some Quinn gathered for him. Some are very nice. I brought a few large ones to the children.
*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)