Wednesday 27th [July 1864]
I began Mr. Henry’s flax pants today. Anon Jones spent the day here. Mr. Henry in the oats all day. Cloudy today with a little rain this evening. Corn is needed rain a little now. The children are learning very fast. I teach them morning & evening. Zona can read in three letters & Pinck can read & spell very well.
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).