From 1922:

Put two cups corn meal in a bowl with a half teaspoon salt and two tablespoons butter. Slowly pour boiling water over it until it is thoroughly moistened but not sloppy; cover and let it stand all night. Next morning add three well beaten eggs, one cup sweet milk and one cup flour mixed with two and a half teaspoons baking powder. This makes a very thick batter. Drop by cook-spoons on greased hot griddle, cooking slowly on each side until brown. Butter each as it is taken up, pile high on plate and serve with sausage or pork chops for breakfast. Good? Just try them.