Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


A heavy frost this morning but pleasant after. Mr. Henry & I went down to the mill then to Mrs. Fanning’s to see the jeans. He don’t like it much because there is too much hair in the wool. It is the mixed he don’t like. It is made of the wool Mrs. Parker sent home, was poor. I guess she picked out all the fine & left the coarse. Mr. Henry went up by the stables to Mary Taylor’s. She lives in one of the cabbins. She has two children Pinck & [Mollie?], very nice little ones. They resemble their father a great deal. Jim Parker went after Jim again this morning. I don’t much think he will get him. We took breakfast in my room this morning as it was so cold. Mr. Henry eat a hardy meal of chitlans. He is going to Augusta, starts a few days after the waggons. Says he is going to camp out with the waggoners. I fear he will get sick. Old Mrs. Capt. Moore called here yesterday evening & staid an hour or so to see some of her friends that is sick on the other side of Asheville. Willie getting better of his cold. Pinck & Zona went with me this morning in our tramp. They are sweet children & dear little Willie was so glad to see me when I come back. Nothing of interest the rest of the day. Bill Petitt staid till late in the evening. Ham Cannon was here after dinner.

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