Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th [March 1864]
My head ached badly all day yesterday. I was in bed part of the day. I sewed a little on my under body & finished it today. Mr. Henry went to Asheville yesterday & today, also Col. Ray is selling off. I have made two towels today since I finished my under body & wrote some letters. One to Sister Frank, one to Lou & one to Stockton & Co., proprietors of Field & Fireside. I sent 8$ to Stockton for the paper. Fayette Jones got some leather here this evening to make a pair boots. He has gone to have the cut now & will return the leather that is left. Billie Cook is here waiting for Mr. Henry. ‘Tis supper time so I will stop this time.
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).