Fred got up early this morning because he and Mr. Adams were going to Homestead for loads of lumber to haul to Frankfort. I put on my work clothes and went over and sawed up more wood on my clearing. I reset my saw and it worked quite well. Mr. Olson and Mr. Huntington began to cut on the job I let to Mr. Olson some time ago. It was warm this morning but the wind changed into the north and blew up colder. I came back at 11 o’clock. Wrote a letter to Kate before I went up to school. I went over to the store afternoon and practiced on the key in the telegraph office for quite a while. The mail was last. I got a letter from Kate and the Feb. Journal. Cloudy this evening.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)