Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


Raining this morning. Mrs. Jamison came to help me make a set of 700 harness. She did not come till 10 or after. I made a fruit sack this morning & put up 6 bu. of dried apples & 5 of peaches to send to Greenville by the waggon. I also weighed the tallow, 120 lbs., to send off & I intend sending a jar of lard, 10 sacks of flour & 25 bu. of green apples which makes out the load. We worked at the harness till about 4 & then Mrs. Jamison started home. Jinnie & Atheline mixing wool today. Quite cool this evening. I wrote a long letter to Mr. Henry tonight. We sent to the tan yard today for some leather, got a side of sole leather, very wet & one of upper leather but little better. Old Smith is a mean old yankee. Jim went after the wheel, did not get it but will get it Saturday.

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