Friday 24th [June 1864]
Mail brought no news of importance this morning. Mrs. Tom Cook staid here last night & went to Asheville today & back to dinner. She is a good woman I think. I cut & sewed on a pair pants for Charlie today. I also cut Jinnie & Fannie an apron each. Matt made Fannie’s this evening. We are having some very warm days but still cool morning. Cool enough to make fire feel comfortable. Mr. Henry took the buggy tonight to Hawkin’s shop today & the harness to Blanchard’s to have them mended. He brought Gus’ shoes home. They are full small. He is very proud of his new shoes. He is some better today. I have given him smart weed tea & think it helps him.
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).