Sunday 14th [August 1864]
I spent the evening in reading “Zaider,” a very interesting story. Sister Jane loaned me the papers. This has been a very warm day. Mr. Henry & Tom gone to Ruff Miller’s (he lives at Tom Jones’ old palce) to buy a cow. Aunt Tena went to Asheville yesterday evening. Pinck & the little negroes have gone to take the goats to the Murray place. They got out and came down here. They go nearly any where they want to. Gus is asleep out here on the piazza & Zona & Willie are playing out here also. Sunday is a long day to me. This has been a very warm day. Mary has got well. I want to read some in my bible so I must stop for the day.
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).