Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


Everybody gone to church at the Academy. Mr. Henry took the children. I was too tired to go. My day’s work yesterday wore me out. I have been up to Aunt Tena’s house a good while. It is very warm today, the wind from the South, a strong breeze. Aunt Tena has just brought Pinck & Zona home. Mr. Henry sent them back. She has gone back so has Pinck. It is just after 12 o’clock. Willie is sitting down here on the floor playing with Zona’s little basket. Nothing new going on. Mr. Henry sold the gent cow Friday for 50$ to Bishop in Asheville & yesterday he sold the heff cow to E. P. Knight for 35$. Dear cows I think but money is easy these times. Mr. Henry came back & T. Cook came with him. It was 3 o’clock before we had dinner. We had a cold ham & Fannie baked some bread. Mr. Henry & I took a long walk over in the wheat. It has fallen down a good deal. About the Green house it is very high. It was nearly dark when we got back & as I had not given out supper, it very late supper.

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