It was cold this morning only 2 above zero and it has not one up but little I any through the day.  I anticipate a cold night.  I sent off my order for seeds this afternoon and also sent a letter to Kate and received one from her, which always makes me glad.  I got a book containing specimen pages of the copies in Barns’ National Penmanship, which are elegant and I …. I could introduce him in the school would be better for there and easier for me, I think.  I ate so much supper that I am uncomfortable and have a very bad feeling in my stomach.  Have just taken a good dose of ginger and feel better.

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