Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


I put away the honey after cleaning up the house & made a jar as Mathiglem for vinegar, a glass jar. Then scoured the bucket which had the honey in it & got to my sewing Willie’s apron about 10 o’clock which I finished soon after dinner. Col. Moore & T. Harkins were here this morning. They are speaking of going to the salt lick, also Mr. Henry & Co. I washed & cleaned all the children this evening & washed myself at night. Tom Tidwell stays here tonight & Pinck sleeps with him. Pinck thinks a great deal of Doc. R. Boyd stays also. Tom has come out to move Taylor’s family to Cherokee. I am glad of it.

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