Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina

I was quite sick all day yesterday with head ache. Mr Cook came here last Monday to mend shoes. He has mended a pair of Pincks old boots for Gus, he is as proud of them as if they were new. Cook left yesterday. Mr Henry comes to the house at one o’clock every day for something to eat. I generally keep pies or sweet bread for him and the children. I sewed some on Eddies pants.

*(Henry Family Papers, 1837-1911, North Carolina Room, Pack Library, Asheville, NC)