Monday 4th [April 1864]
I mended some pants today & cut Gus a saque & nearly finished it. I stopped to write a letter to Pinck or I would have got it done. I face the saque around with a piece of plaid. Old Mrs. Parker stays here tonight. She had her house & everything she had burnt up yesterday. Poor old creature. I am really sorry for her. She has but few friends. I think the neighbors will give her something to live one. She has had a full share of trouble in this war. The mail brought no news of importance tonight.
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).