Monday 4th July 1864
Matt & I quilted one of the cradle quilts today. I bound it this evening. No news of importance by mail tonight. Atheline is not improving any. I think she will soon leave this bright beautiful world & try the realities of our home above. She seems to think she will be well again. I wish I could anticipate such bright hopes but I can’t.
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).