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Monday 17th [October 1864]

 

I made Willie a pair pants & Gus an apron today. Mr. Henry in town nearly all day, he says Bell is no better. Mr. Henry suffers a good deal every night with neuraligia in his face. I can sympathize with him as I have had it once very badly.

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).

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Friday 12th [August 1864]

Mr. Henry married Mrs. Fanning & old Boyd last night. I would not have thought of it. He has been trying to get her some time. I fixed one of my old homespun dresses for Fannie today & cut Rose an apron of part of it. Matt made the apron. I cut me a body of celecia this evening, low necked. I intend putting tattin around the neck. Mr. Henry went to town today & staid all day. No news.

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).

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Wednesday 20th [January 1864]

More pleasant today than yesterday. No wind & warm & bright all day. Sister Jane sent Paddy horse. She has had him near a week to mill on. I made some bolster cases longer this morning. Made myself an apron & sewed some on one for Willie. No news from Mr. Henry. I would like so much to hear from him. I can only pray for his safety & leave him in the hands of my Heavenly Father. He doeth all things well.

Thursday 21st [January 1864]

Matt & I went to Asheville today. I spent the day very pleasantly at Sister Jane’s. I called at Mrs. Jessie Smith’s & Mollie went with me down to Sister Jane’s. Mrs. Smith sent the horse down. I left Matt this evening unintentionally. She was very angry when she came home. Tom Tidwell came here this morning. He wants to see Mr. Henry. I wrote to Harrie tonight, also to Dora & Pinck. I am very tired.

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).

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Wednesday 9th [December 1863]

I made Willie a homespun apron, some I had filled on the last end of the flannel. ‘Tis purple chain & filled two of white & two of purple maple dye. I will make him two & Zona two. All are well. We are having a pleasant winter so far. I hope it may continue so for our poor soldiers are but badly clad & will suffer.

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).

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