Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina


 I changed a dress waist. It had a draw string & I put a belt in. I made it too tight. I will have to change it again. Very warm today. Jim is still drying fruit, gets along very well. Mr. Henry got two apple peelers Saturday in Asheville, gave 75 cts. a piece. They do very well. Tena & the children cut up. Mr. Henry & I were up at the hotel orchard & threw over a good many apples to the hogs. We went over in the peach orchard, got a few peaches that eat very well. They are just beginning to ripen on one tree. I left Mr. Henry at the old store house chatting with Dr. Thrash. I forget whether I have mentioned in my journal that G. W. Candler & his son Charlie are both dead. They both died sometime in July in Va. near Richmond. He had gone to see his sons & took sick & died. Charlie Candler was in the 14th Reg. N. C. V.

*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)