Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina

Mag Morris and Sallie Jones came here yesterday evening and left since dinner. I got most of the dinner. Aunt Tena helped some. Ann went to see her mother to day. Mr Henry was sick last night with head ache and is not well to day Zona burnt Eddies privates last Thursday it is a very ugly sore. I can’t think it was intentional. He did rest well last night with it. Pinck had his first fight this evening with George Muse I am sorry of it I want to raise my boys up right if I can, I try to do my duty to them Zona has the baby I know she is tired so I must take him Mr Henry is better tonight is reading the other children have gone to bed some time.  *(Henry Family Papers, 1837-1911, North Carolina Room, Pack Library, Asheville, NC)