Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


Very cold this morning with a slight skift of snow on the ground but clear. Warm after the sun got up. Wind all day from the North. Fannie & Jinnie breaking wool all day, at least till time for them to go to wash. Sam & others slaughtered a beef this morning. Mr. Henry gave John a thrashing this morning for some stealing from a waggoner that camped up at Mrs. Branton’s last night. Mr. Henry went to Asheville this morning, did not get back till sun down. Mr. George Peake came just before he did. He stays here tonight. Very cool this evening. Fannie cleaned the tripe after dinner. Mr. Henry will start Tuesday with his hogs over the Mountain to feed them at Blythe’s. He got 1000 bu. corn of him for 1200$. He will stay over there a good part of the time I expect. He bought twenty of A. B. Jones 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.)