Tuesday March 1st 
Mr. Henry & I went to walk this morning up by the flax patch by the spring & then by Betsey McKinnish’s & then to where they were plowing back of stables & got back about 10 o’clock. I finished my dress today. ‘tis open in front with facings in front. A soldier stays here tonight, also Cousin William Henry of Henderson Co. We have had some rain this evening. It is needed for small grain.
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).