Tuesday 12th [August 1862]
I sewed some on Jinnie’s dress. Very warm, needing rain badly. The garden looks as if it would parch up. The cucumber vines are doing but little good & the forward beans & potatoes are out.
Wednesday 13th [August 1862]
Finished Jinnie’s dress & began that man Sutton a shirt. Will finish it tomorrow. Willie is very cross. I don’t know whether he is sick or spoiled. At any rate, he makes good use of his lungs.
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).