Tuesday 12th April 1864
I made another gown for Gus today of old stuff. It will last while & such times as these we have to make everything count that will. Mr. Henry does not have to go to Asheville for a few days. He went to Asheville today. No further news from Laurel. I do wish we could once again have peace. We surely would do better that we did before this war but I fear that day is still far distant. God grant us peace I pray.
Wednesday 13th [April 1864]
I have done some mending today. Mr.s Fanning is here helping to spool a piece of cloth, mine & Matt’s dresses. ‘Tis one & one of pine bark dye & pale copperas. A crazey woman was here today named Rogers from Haywood Co. She has some sense, not much though. Mr. Henry at home today. I wish he could stay all the 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).