Friday 22nd [July 1864]
A good deal of mail but little news this morning. Edney the P.M. at Asheville has been succeeded by Capt. Good Roberts. I hope the mail matter will get on better now. I finished Willie’s pants & cut Mr. Henry’s this evening. He has to go out in the militia next week. I hope he may get off.
Saturday 23rd [July 1864]
Cool this morning. This is tax paying day. A good many men here. I give up the front piazza to them. Winslow Burgin is the collector. He has one leg off just below the knee, lost in battle. Mrs. Hurtell here a short time today. I finished the pants this evening. Matt helped me some. Albert Hawkins cungured the Clarrion this evening to cure fistula. I hope it may do good. He is a very valuable horse & I wish he was well. Pingree Plott staid here last night. He & Tom Tidwell started to camps since dinner. Jinnie baked some cakes for Tom to take with him.
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).