Willie no better, consequently nothing done by me. Louise McKinnish has staid with me since Mr. Henry left (at night). She is a simple hearted creature & innocent too. I think she is not intelligent for she has never had any advantages. R. Boyd is making the furnice for the dry house. The house is not up yet. We have some 8 bu. of dried fruit & it is very nice fruit. Jim is still working at it as his foot is not well by a good deal.
*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)