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)