Sunday 10th [July 1864]
This is a very pleasant morning. Cloudy with occasional sunshine. Dr. Baker left early before breakfast. Rachel will stay till evening I suppose. Atheline was down at the kitchen yesterday evening. Jim brought her down. I think she will never come again. He took her back to sleep at Tena’s house. She is a good deal worse this morning. I fear she will not live through the week. They are very uneasy about her. Gus still improving. Matt, Rachel & the children hulling peas. We have plenty of peas, beans, & fine potatoes now. Mr. Henry & Pinck came home this evening. We were very glad to see them. Pinck has improved a great deal & grown a heap. Mr. Henry staid at Mr. Bill Miller’s last night. They were all well at home when he left. Dora and Matt speak of coming up this summer. Sister Frank sent me a sack of nice cotton. I am certainly greatly obliged to her for it. Mr. Henry & I went to the Murray place this evening. We have eight nice little kids, only four goats have kids yet. Four others to have kids. We had quite a pleasant walk.
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).