Thursday 21st [July 1864]
Tena washed today and shrunk the cloth for Mr. Henry’s pants. I made Pinck a cotton coat today & cut Willie a pair pants of the one & one like my dress only ‘tis filled on solid pine bark dye. Matt helped me some. Atheline’s baby grows very slow. I don’t think they will raise it. We had a very hard rain & wind this evening. It blew the oats badly. They are cutting oats now. Mr. Henry stays with them all the time.
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).