Tuesday 29th March 1864
I have done some mending of pillow slips today. Mr. Henry out nearly all day after deserters. Found none. Disagreeable all day, a cool rain. No news of importance. I am not at all well, blooding some, it gets worse every day. I must do something for it. Gus is delighted because he can walk. Willie has got to stammering a good deal in talking. I must try to break him of it. Zona is growing finely & learns her lesson only occasionally. She is not very fond of her book. I wish I could hear from Pinck. He is a good child. May Heaven protect him I pray.
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).