Monday 14th [July 1862]
Harrie & Mr. Henry went to Asheville this morning. I expect I have seen Harrie the last time. He has a dreadful cough & expectorates a good deal. Very bad looking mucus. I felt badly all day, did not sew much. I finished John’s pants, My head felt badly & I felt weak. Harrie sent a can over to put some coffee in. Atheline & Hanes ground some this evening. Mail brought no news.
Tuesday 15th [July 1862]
Made Peter’s pants, cut out the others for our own. Willie a good deal better, frets but very little. He has three jaw teeth partly through & his stomache teeth all through. I have not examined his gums in some days. His eye teeth were nearly through a week ago.
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).