Mr. Henry went to Asheville this afternoon. Got me a beautiful knife, pearl carved handle. He got himself two barlows. He says he loses so many knives, he will try barlow awhile. I made my last cap today for this time. Put tatten on it & began a skirt for Willie out of some pieces of flannel I have. His bowels are a little loose yet. He has four jaw teeth partly through. He does not decrease any in flesh.
*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)