Monday May 30th 1864
I cut some quilt pieces this morning & done some mending & after dinner I trimmed my hat & Gus’. Mine I trimmed with silk & velvet & Gus’ with yellow & white ribbon. They both look very neat. Mrs. Lance was here today & took home some tow to spin for bread. The poor of the country have a trying time for bread now. I hope they may get through & not suffer. I was sadly disappointed tonight by not getting a letter from Pinck. I hope he may be at home soon.
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).