Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina


I finished my saque and did some mending Mr Henry sent Rollins to town. Got some sugar, coffee, tallow, and nails. Still cold. A good deal of snow on the ground yet. It is very muddy the children help me a good deal on Saturday Zona tends to the baby. She gets tired soon I had her to feed Sidney at supper for telling a story. She told Pinck I said take the baby it mortified her a great deal they take it by turns feeding Sidney. Pinck and Zona have two lambs they pay a great deal of attention to them. They feed them from a suck bottle.

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