Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina

Matt was to have been bride to day but the man has failed to come. I suppose he did not get the letter. Very cold to night Kirkendool and Jess Case stay here to night. I have wove all day. Ten years ago I did not think I would weave cloth for my children things have changed some what with us the last twelve years.  *(Henry Family Papers, 1837-1911, North Carolina Room, Pack Library, Asheville, NC)