Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


I began Jinnie some chemise. Mrs. Fanning worked at the loom doing no good. Mrs. Stanapher Jones brought my jeans harness home. She has made them for me for which I paid 75 cts. The wind is blowing a good deal. I had a letter from Lou yesterday saying Aunt Sallie was dead. I am very sorry. Today we took the cloth out of the new loom & put it in the old loom. It does very well. We took the same harness & slay. It weaves in flatts. Mrs. Fanning is getting along very well. I was quite unwell in the evening, had to lay down before the fire with cold & headache. Atheline is very unwell, cold I reckon. The wind is blowing a good deal today.

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