Friday 30th [May 1862]
Mail brought no news. I finished Fannie’s dress before night, got done the wool. Very warm & dry.
Saturday 31st [May 1862]
Very busy all day cleaning up the yards. Zona & I went to the Academy to preaching. The circuit rider Smith preached. It was very warm going & coming. Mr. Henry went to Asheville today. Got me one bunch of tape for tape trimming. I emptied a kit of lard that was leaking after dinner. Cleaned the smoke house behind the kitchen & I was very tired. The negroes all went off to the wedding. I cleaned up the dishes. Had supper before dark. Mr. Henry went up to Cole’s to see about sending for salt. It was near 10 o’clock when he got back. I sit up till he came. Zona too, for she took a long nap this evening.
Source: Diary of Cornelia Henry in Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journal and Letters of the Henry Family. Clinard, Karen L. and Russell, Richard, eds. (Asheville,NC: Reminiscing Books, 2008).