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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).

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Sunday 10th [July 1864]

This is a very pleasant morning. Cloudy with occasional sunshine. Dr. Baker left early before breakfast. Rachel will stay till evening I suppose. Atheline was down at the kitchen yesterday evening. Jim brought her down. I think she will never come again. He took her back to sleep at Tena’s house. She is a good deal worse this morning. I fear she will not live through the week. They are very uneasy about her. Gus still improving. Matt, Rachel & the children hulling peas. We have plenty of peas, beans, & fine potatoes now. Mr. Henry & Pinck came home this evening. We were very glad to see them. Pinck has improved a great deal & grown a heap. Mr. Henry staid at Mr. Bill Miller’s last night. They were all well at home when he left. Dora and Matt speak of coming up this summer. Sister Frank sent me a sack of nice cotton. I am certainly greatly obliged to her for it. Mr. Henry & I went to the Murray place this evening. We have eight nice little kids, only four goats have kids yet. Four others to have kids. We had quite a pleasant walk.

 

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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