Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mail came this morning. Nothing new going on. I sewed on Jinnie’s chemise. Willie fretful, I guess teething. Zona & Pinck are both very well, they are dear good children. They have not taken measles yet. Atheline sick.

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Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mail came this morning. Nothing new going on. I sewed on Jinnie’s chemise. Willie fretful, I guess teething. Zona & Pinck are both very well, they are dear good children. They have not taken measles yet. Atheline sick.

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Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I began Jinnie some chemise. Mrs. Fanning worked at the loom doing no good. Mrs. Stanapher Jones brought my jeans harness home. She has made them for me for which I paid 75 cts. The wind is blowing a good deal. I had a letter from Lou yesterday saying Aunt Sallie was dead. I am very sorry. Today we took the cloth out of the new loom & put it in the old loom. It does very well. We took the same harness & slay. It weaves in flatts. Mrs. Fanning is getting along very well. I was quite unwell in the evening, had to lay down before the fire with cold & headache. Atheline is very unwell, cold I reckon. The wind is blowing a good deal today.

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Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I made Mr. Henry a pair of pants, those he got yesterday. I was busy all day. Willie a little fretful. Mr. Henry went to Asheville today, got my new shoes. They are a little too large. He got some thread to make some jeans for Mr. Henry. Mrs. Fanning has been working at the new loom doing but little good.

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Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Warm & pleasant. I made Zona a quilt. Mr. Henry bought some jeans from old Mrs. Bates for pants. No other news. The mail boy brought the news tonight that the yankee fleet had landed at Port Royal Beufort Dist. I fear they will be troublesome yet & it really seems our people are dying by doing nothing letting Lincoln’s men come among us. Report 13,000 landed.

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Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Gloomy day. I made Willie’s bonnet. Atheline & I scoured the pantry. I stopped the three gallon vinegar and it broke the molasses all on the floor or at least 1/2 gallon. They were working the course of it. Frank Ellison came here today just from the 6th Regiment. They are doing better than they have been doing. Poor fellows. There is still room for improvement. George getting better, also Hanes & Charles. The measles very light so far. Fannie complaining. Measles I guess. Some rain today, not much. Some yesterday. Warmer than has been. Mr. Henry begins to work on his dam Monday.

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Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mail came, nothing new going on. Rained some today. I quilted on the bonnetts, finished Zona’s, began Willie’s. Mary Rollins & Henry Cook’s wife here for letters. Also Mrs. Pettit, Mrs. Norman & Sue Patton. They hear from their husbands every week the two first. Mr. Henry had a letter from Pinck Allen, have some fever & measles in the Regiment. None of the whites have measles here yet.

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Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I began the children some bonnetts today. Willie fretful, did but little at it. Atheline cooks. Fannie did it while I was gone. I got a saque coat pattern from Mrs. Jones for the negroes. Also a cap pattern for little boys. George complaining. I guess ’tis measles. Hands ploughing. Jim Night came Tuesday to plough for Mr. Henry, will work all the week.

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Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Mr. Henry came by to see me. He went on to the election. Henry Thomas & A. Davidson running for Congress. I came to A. B. Jones’ & spent the day. Finished my stocking, all the work I took. Came home late in the evening, found all well, the house torn up somewhat. Mr. Henry had a horse brought for me to Jones’. Charlie getting better, Hanes complaining. Heavy frost, high winds all day. Mr. Henry did not get home till sundown as he was one of the judges of the election.

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Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

I went to Tilda Morris’ today, took Atheline & Willie. Took the headache & staid all night. Atheline came home to tell them & brought Zona back with her. All well. A bare frost this morning. Mr. Henry in the field till dark.

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