Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina

Mr Henry did not go to town yesterday nor today. He was greatly distressed when I told him how sick I was last Wednesday I do hope my life may be spared to raise  my children. It would be a sad sad time they would have and Mr Henry would miss me a great deal he is so kind and affectionate. The Franks cow had a calf to day and Droop cow one last Sunday, the latter is not doing well.  *(Henry Family Papers, 1837-1911, North Carolina Room, Pack Library, Asheville, NC)