Wednesday 17th [August 1864]
Eliza Patton came here Monday & spooled. I had the piece of flannel ready for the loom Tuesday. Eliza Patten worked till Tuesday at dinner. He & Tena got through spooling both pieces. She then went home. I began today my muslin dress Sister Jane gave me. Matt helped me some. It is made garabaldi waist. Mr. Henry went to town today & got his linen coat cut.
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).