Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina


A beautiful morning but cloudy in the evening. I did some mending for the children. Mrs. Jones was here this evening & got 4 lbs. wool. Harrie & the children went to the mill after dinner. We had turkey today for dinner. Bets McKinnish & Milla Penland eat dinner here. Bets got 19 1/4 lbs. wool on Thursday last to spin. She brought Jinnie some stocking yarn today. Tom Tidwell brought his mother up to Taylor’s this evening. Tom has been in nearly two weeks. Taylor started to the salt works last Tuesday & came back this evening. Heard on the road he could not get any so he turned & came back. I hope Eliza may not stay long on the place. Willie was a little sick last night, vomited some but did have to get up with him. The other little ones well. Mr. Henry at the mill all day.

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