Wednesday 25th May 1864
Sister Jane sent here Monday & got a two horse load of hay. Mr. Henry was in Asheville last Monday, sent five sacks of flour but did not sell it. Sister Jane sent today after two pigs & wants to hire a negro woman for her feed. I don’t want to hire the woman but will try to hire her to Mrs. A.B. Jones
I finished Sam’s pants & Charlie’s that Matt sewed on yesterday. Fannie & Tena finished the wool today & Fannie washed some cotton. Rained this evening. I took off the large wheel off my sewing machine & washing & cleaned it well. It runs some better but still heavy.
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).