Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Frost this morning in low places. It did not kill the pepper. I pulled up a good deal of it yesterday evening to let it dry on the stalk. We have saved a fine chance of ripe pepper this summer, more than usual. I have knit a little in the evening. Mr. Henry & I went down to see the hogs. They are in pens not far from the mill. We then went by the mill to the sawmill where Wiley Knight is making a molasses mill & then to the dam. Mr. Henry did not seem to be fatigued much. He is improving slowly, does not eat anything of consequence. This has been a bright warm day after the morning was off.

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

Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mail brought no news. Mr. Henry some better, can sit up. Aunt Patsy Jamison spent the day here. Cousin Mary Moore was here a short time in the evening to see Mr. Henry. He sit up nearly all day today. I hope he will soon be well. Sam & some of the others killed a beef this evening, a young one. It is very nice & fat. I have knit a little today. Aunt Patsy took some wool home with her this evening to spin stockings, yarn blue mixed.

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

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

I went over and saw Mr. Olson this morning and engaged him to saw some wood for me as soon as he can find time.  Went to the saw mill to see about getting lumber to fix up for winter with; came home and commenced to saw up some wood myself.  This afternoon Jessie Neill came over and we all went up in the woods after Beech nuts.  I took the baby’s high chair and she saw in that while we gather a few minutes.  I drew up some wood towards evening.  It has been a pleasant day.  A hard frost last night.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

It began to mist this morning and finally wound up with a rain, which lasted about all day; it is clear this evening, and I can hear Lake Michigan roar very plainly, which seems strange when it is so still.  I did very little but sit in the house today.  Went up town and got the mail, received a letter from Scott, he is looking forward to the time when he will come home from Chili.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Cornelia H., age 26, North Carolina

Mr. Henry very feeble all day, has not sit up any. Hanes attends to Willie today. I finished Mr. Henry’s cotton socks today & began some for Zona. Striped red, black & white. Have knit but very little as Mr. Henry is not well & I can’t work well. Dr. Thrash came this morning, recommended blue pill. He says ’tis Mr. Henry’s liver that is not doing well.

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

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

I let Jimmie out to wander around on the place as he pleased today and I think he had enjoyed the privilege.  Kate walked to church this forenoon and I stayed and cared for the baby.  We went over to Neill’s a while this afternoon.  It is raining this evening.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

Went up town this morning to mail a letter and do some trading.  I stopped at the College building to see how my class room was being fixed, don’t thing it will be ready for my use for over a week yet.  Hitched up and went up town just before dinner and got 25 heads of cabbage, 10 Doz. eggs and some other things.  Have been helping Mr. Huntington pick apples this afternoon.  There was a heavy freeze last night.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

Finished papering the kitchen this morning, sawed a little wood also.  Practiced on the songs for the concert.  Drew the rest of the manure out on the garden this afternoon.  Carried the baby over to Mrs. Neill’s for Kate and then went up to Mr. Olion’s to see him but he was absent.  The concert came off tonight and everything went off real well.  Prof. Greenlee leaves tomorrow; we have all enjoyed the institute and hope to see him again.  It is freezing tonight.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

Worked at the kitchen part this forenoon.  Drew what fodder corn I raised this year and stacked it near the farm; it makes a very small showing for Jimmie’s fed and I will have to buy considerable stuff for him.  Drew some manure onto the garden in a poor place that needs enriching.  Went to the sing tonight; it was held in the hall to kind of prepare for the concert tonight.  I called at Dr. Taylor’s and he said they were fixing my room at the college, so I think I may commence to teach next week.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

I went up to the chapel exercises this morning to see about class in Bookkeeping and Penmanship.  The students want the classes but I can’t teach until the room is fixed up and some tables made and it is hard to tell when the management of the instruction will get things ready for me.  Put building paper on the overhead part of the kitchen this afternoon.  It has been a terribly windy day.  Went to the sing tonight.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)