This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Model CookBook" book
Slice tomatoes, salt and let stand over night; then drain well and place in porcelain kettle and cover with vinegar; let come to boil, then lift out the slices with a fork and place in cans previously heated. Have a syrup ready. Two pints sugar, one of vinegar, with spices to taste; let boil till thick and pour over tomatoes, then seal.
For seven pounds of tomatoes, make a syrup of one quart of vinegar and four pounds of sugar. Scald, skin and drain the tomatoes. Boil them in the syrup, adding a little stick cinnamon. Must boil a long time, or until quite thick, or they will not keep unless in air-tight cans.
One quart of vinegar, two quarts sugar; boil together; pour over pears; let stand over night. In the morning pour hot boiling syrup on pears; let cook until tender; put fruit in cans; add one-half ounce of cloves, one ounce stick cinnamon; boil in syrup until thick. For one gallon of pears.
For six pounds of fruit use three of sugar, about three dozen cloves, and a pint of vinegar. Put one or two cloves into each peach. Have the syrup hot; cook until tender.
To every quart of cherries (fresh tart ones) add a cupful of vinegar and two tablespoonfuls of sugar, with a dozen cloves and six blades of mace. Boil the vinegar, sugar and spices five minutes, and after it has cooled strain out the spices, and pour the vinegar over the cherries, which have been placed in jars till three-quarters full. Cork or cover tight.