It has been a moderate day. I wrote my copies before breakfast. Went up to the Court House this morning and left the letter I wrote to Kate to be sent off with the Clerks mail. When I got back I practiced a song some and then went to mending up my clothes. Mrs. Holbrook was here this forenoon visiting Mrs. Neill. It seems good to have Fred home again. I don’t have any care of his colts now since he got back. Taught this afternoon as usual. Went over to Mrs. Waters and practiced on a song with her. Took Dr. Taylor’s Shakespear[sic] home. Charlie and Grace were here a little while tonight. It is trying to snow tonight. I started writing a letter to Kate.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)