Saturday 2nd [July 1864]
Bently drove some bees last night, the comb in no account only for wax & no honey of importance. The bees swarmed today. That makes 5 swarms this season. Dr. Logan was here last Tuesday, his fifth visit. I can’t see he does Atheline any good at all. I think there is very little hope of her ever getting well. I feel so sorry when she asks me how long before she will be well. I tell here before long I hope, yet I have no hope of ever seeing her well again. She has been good & kind to me & my children. I hate to see her pine away & think she must die. I will never have another such nurse. She was so kind to the children. Rose is very careless. I have done a good deal of mending today. Matt helped me some or I would not have got done.
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).