Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina

I finished Eddies pants and cut my saque. Mrs Ellerson washed here the clothes froze as she put them out. I fear that old woman will suffer for bread she does not love to work. The children late getting home from school I was getting anxious about them, Pinck had to cut wood for Monday. We are having bad luck with our lambs, have lost fourteen and have eleven living. We have the sheep down here they are staying in the dry house Mr Henry has fixed in front of it. Ham Rollins is working with Mr Henry makes a very good hand.

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