Thursday 23rd June 1864
I finished both cradle quilts today before dinner. After dinner I made some kerchiefs for Rose to wear on her head as I had Jinnie to cut her hair off very close this evening. Jinnie baked some molasses bread this evening. Mr. Henry went to Asheville this morning & got his horse Clarion. He als got a nice lot of his leather from the tan yard, some beautiful calf & goat skins. Mrs. Norman was here this evening. She is an incessant gabber. Matt made Rose a bonnet of old stuff this evening. My head feels badly this evening. I fear I will have another bad spell with it.
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).