Cornelia H., age 32, North Carolina

I took the head ache Saturday after dinner Mr Henry and I concluded yesterday to do without coffee and the consequence was that he was very sick Saturday night with head ache his good resolves all fell when he took sick so he started Pinck to town about two o’clock after some. He had got better before I got it ready. So when he got up I went to bed with head ache. I suffered all day yesterday and it has only gotten well since dinner to day. We only eat twice a day. Some rain to day.   *(Henry Family Papers, 1837-1911, North Carolina Room, Pack Library, Asheville, NC)