Sunday 10th [April 1864]
Wind from the North today. Cool. Peach blossoms getting out & the grass in the yard beginning to look green. Miss Ruth & Ellen Jones spent this day here. They are nice girls. Mr. Henry is asleep in my room. Willie & Zona at play. Matt, Ruth & Ellen out talking. My head feels unwell yet. I fear I shall have another attack. I am lean & feeble. Oh! that I could enjoy good health, I would be so thankful. We did not go to walk this evening. Matt & Zona went a piece with Ruth & Ellen. It was dark when they got back.
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).