Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


I took a long walk with Mr. Henry. Went through the wheat & came back by the Guy house. There we got some french pinks & set out in the flower yard. We also got some honey suckels & sweet williams (wild) for the vases & Mr. Henry got some ivey after. We came back from somewhere. It was quite a pleasant tramp to me. After dinner I cut out Fannie a worsted dress & made the sleeves & sewed some on the waist. She wants it to wear Saturday night to Jim Moore’s wedding. Bets McKinnish & girl & child staid all night. Will finish the wool by tomorrow at dinner. We have several work hands now. A boy by the name of Jones is plowing. Branton & Night at the mill dam.