Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


Sam & Fannie made crout today. John gone to Haywood for wheat, to be back sometime tonight as he started yesterday. The Terry boys left out this morning when they thought J. Rich would be after them. Old Sack Singleton swore out a peace warrent today for Mr. Henry. Old whore. She did it for meanness & nothing else. Mrs. Jimison spent the day here today. Mr. Henry here about the mill till dinner time & then went over to old dam to kill some otters that were seen. He could not find them. Mrs. Jimison got a pair of shoes here today. Mr. Henry wrote to Sister Jane to meet him in Spartanburg on the 8th of this month. John Snelson here ploughing in garden today. The weather still good. Old Jones & others had a trial here this evening. Finished on lid & tonight pasted paper on my boxes, fancy pictures. Aunt Tena ironed and among the things were some wee clothes which she washed this week. Ham Cannon’s son Watson is laying very low with typhoid fever at this time. Jinnie & Atheline have cleaned the hen house and began to clean under Fannie’s this week. Sam did not get both stands of crout to press.

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