Mail came, no news. All quiet at the seat of war. We went to the hotel gardens this evening, got some grapes & apples & got some watermellons out of our garden down here. Dora & Matt wanted to go to Asheville this evening to see the soldiers in dress parade but it rained & the buggy was not at home.
*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)