Monday 4th [August 1862]
Willie’s bowels well. I hope they may remain so. I faced the hem of an under skirt today. Nothing of interest going on. Very dry & warm, needing rain badly. Jim’s foot mending slowly. He is mending up some old chairs. Mail brought no news.
Tuesday 5th [August 1862]
Mended some stockings for Mr. Henry & myself & mended Mr. Henry a pair flan pants. Spent the evening at Mrs. Fanning’s. Very warm & dry. Mr. Henry went over on Newfound today. Got some jeans & a coat to sell again.
Wednesday 6th [August 1862]
Faced another skirt today. Mr. Henry gone up Hominy today. We had a little rain this evening, not enough to do any good. Mr. Henry will not be back tonight as it has rained. Atheline sleeps in the house tonight. I sold some butter last Friday at 25 cts per lb, 4 lbs. I was up a good deal last night with my teeth, had to smoke them before they got better.
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).