Monday 8th [February 1864]
I made Willie a long saque today like Zona’s. It fits very nearly. Trimmed it around with some pink flannel. Mrs. Fanning weaving today. Cold & windy. The mail brought no news of importance. Gus can push a chair all over the room. Willie can talk right plain.
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).