Mr. Henry improves very slow, is not able to go to the mill without resting. I do hope he may soon be well. He frets so much about staying in the house all the time. The others are all well. George Peak eat dinner here today. He left about 2 o’clock for Asheville. Said he was going to Hendersonville tonight. Rather cool all day. I have quilted some today, will get it out in two more days, I think. Mr. Henry & Zona went to the mill this afternoon. He still has slight chills & fever every day. George Peak was telling us of a battle in Kentucky. Our forces were victorious completely as Gen. Bragg commanding the Confederates. We took a great many prisoners, Army stores &c. The mail carrier says the same is reported in Greenville S. C.
*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)