Friday 29th [May 1864]
I received a letter by hand from Mr. Henry this morning, also his saddle bags & dirty clothes. He is very well & will be at home by the 5th of May. I will try to wait patiently till then. Mrs. Hutsell was here a while this evening. I finished my dress this evening. It has cuffs of a dark stuff, also belt & pockets trimmed of the same & buttons up the skirt. It fits beautifully. Betsey McKinnish got another sley today of Mr. Norman to weave my cloth in. I think this one will do. I wrote a few lines to Mr. Henry this morning by Mull, telling him about Hendrix killing them.
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).