Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina

Ann Ellerson left last Monday I hired Tempa the same day the childrens examination come off last Friday. I did not go in the day but went at night and enjoyed it finely the children acted some tableaus very well. Tempa does not seem to want to stay here Jennie has told her she could not stand the work. Matt and I have done the most of it this week I do the milking and she the most of the cooking after breakfast. Tempa moved her things here Friday, she is not very stout. She has a boy Joe with her. He is some help. My head ached a good deal to day.

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